Steelyard

Steelyard

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Description
This steelyard has a 19-inch wooden beam with brass fittings, 4-8-inch brass pan, and one brass weight attached to a red cord. The Smithsonian bought it in 1894 from K. Noro, Superintendent of the Osaka Exhibition Association.
Ref: H. Ling Roth, “Oriental Steelyards and Bismars,” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 42 (1912): 200-233.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
steelyard
date made
Around 1890
around 1890
place made
Japan
Measurements
arm: 19 in x 5/16 in; 48.26 cm x.79375 cm
pan: 5/16 in x 4 7/8 in;.79375 cm x 12.3825 cm
overall, minimum (shipping, storage, or collapsed): 1 5/8 in x 20 in x 8 in; 4.1275 cm x 50.8 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
CH.202858
accession number
27834
catalog number
202858
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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