Spring Scale

Spring Scale

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Description
Small copper bucket with graduated slits on both sides, and handle attached to rods and springs. This was allegedly used to weigh gold dust.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
gold dust scale, spring type
Object Type
Scales
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
bucket: 3 1/4 in x 3 5/8 in; 8.255 cm x 9.2075 cm
overall, with handle: 4 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 12.065 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
CH.309606
accession number
105652
catalog number
309606
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. George H. Kernodle
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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