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Hand balance and weights. The paper label in the lid of the wooden box identifies the maker as Henricus Kirsch of Cologne, a balance maker in business ca.1749-1781.
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Object Name
balance with weights
Hand Balance with Weights
date made
18th century
place made
Germany: North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
overall: 1 1/8 in x 4 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 2.8575 cm x 12.065 cm x 6.985 cm
overall: 1 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 3.175 cm x 12.065 cm x 6.985 cm
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Credit Line
Dr. Alfred Plant
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National Museum of American History
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