Balance

Description:

This balance came from John Uri Lloyd (1849-1936), an American pharmacist, eclectic physician, and novelist. The pans are 9.75-inch diameter. The “J. WILBANK / PHILADA” inscription on both sides of the blackened brass beam is that of John Wilbank, a German immigrant who, in 1828, cast a new bell for the city of Philadelphia, to replace the Liberty Bell which had cracked while ringing out the celebration of Lafayette’s visit 1824. In 1840, Wilbank operated a brass and bell foundry; offered scales of every description; and ran a silk factory.

Ref: Michael Flannery, John Uri Lloyd. The Great American Eclectic (Carbondale, Il., 1998).

Date Made: mid-nineteenth centuryaround 1840

User: John King, M.D.Maker: Wilbank, John

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: Weights & Measures

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Credit Line: Gift of John Uri Lloyd

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-02049Accession Number: 84176Catalog Number: M-02049

Object Name: Balance

Physical Description: brass (overall material)

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-9fff-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_893856

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