- The Smithsonian bought this steelyard in 1894 from K. Noro, Superintendent of the Osaka Exhibition Association. It has a 39-inch wooden beam with inlaid silver dots for graduations, iron hook and fittings, and cloth suspension straps.
- Ref: H. Ling Roth, “Oriental Steelyards and Bismars,” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 42 (1912): 200-233.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- around 1890
- place made
- Associated Place
- United States: New Jersey
- overall: 42 in x 11 1/2 in x 1.25 m; 106.68 cm x 29.21 cm x 4 1/8 ft
- arm: 29 mm; x 1 1/8 in
- overall: 42 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in; 106.68 cm x 6.35 cm x 4.445 cm
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- accession number
- catalog number
- Weights & Measures
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- Medicine and Science: Chemistry
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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