Balance

Balance

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Description
This hand balance has a 6-inch iron beam with index, 2.5-inch brass pans, several weights, and rectangular wooden case. It belonged to Samuel Stringer Coale (1754-1798), a prominent doctor in Baltimore.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance
balance
Other Terms
Balance; Manufacturing and Dispensing Equipment; Pocket
associated dates
1754 01 01+ / 1754 01 01+, 1798 12 31- / 1798 12 31-
Physical Description
string, cotton (overall material)
metal, tin (overall material)
metal, brass (overall material)
metal, iron(?) (overall material)
Measurements
bar measurement: 4.6 cm x 15 cm x 1.9 cm; 1 13/16 in x 5 7/8 in x 3/4 in
ID Number
MG.302606.226.02
accession number
302606
catalog number
302606.226.02
Credit Line
The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland
subject
Weights & Measures
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Medicine and Science: Pharmacy
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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