Box scale in a dark wood case with glass top, and scale reading in Grains and Grams. It came from Garfield & Co., a New Jersey firm that produced and packaged a popular headache remedy known as Seidlitz powder. Isidor Z. Garfield (1863-1951), the founder of the firm was a chemist with a degree from the University of Moscow who arrived in the United States in 1888.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Weights & Measures


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Credit Line: Gift of George and Julius Garfield

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.1144.018Catalog Number: 1979.1144.018Accession Number: 1979.1144

Object Name: Balance, Box Prescriptionbalance

Physical Description: glass (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 1/4 in x 13 1/2 in x 6 5/8 in; 20.955 cm x 34.29 cm x 16.8275 cm


Record Id: nmah_737636

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