Nested Weights

Nested Weights

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Samuel Pierpont Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian, bought this set of nested weightsit for the Museum in 1902. The set had been found in the walls of a former mint, in Nuremberg.
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Object Name
Nested Weights
Object Type
Date made
17th century
1600 to 1700
purchased by
Langley, Samuel Pierpont
outfit on platform scales:;
overall: 8 1/2 in x 8 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 22.225 cm x 16.51 cm
overall in case: 8 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 20.955 cm x 16.51 cm
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National Museum of American History
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