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Description
Seven hexagonal, cast iron, metric weights ranging from 5 Hectogram to 1 Kilogram. Joseph Palmer (1836-1913), the donor, was a taxiderminst and model maker who worked at the Smithsonian.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
weights
date made
nineteenth century
Measurements
median weight: 1 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 2.54 cm x 4.7625 cm x 4.7625 cm
lightest weight: 5/8 in x 1 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 2.8575 cm x 2.8575 cm
overall; largest: 1 3/4 in x 2 15/16 in x 3 3/8 in; 4.445 cm x 7.46125 cm x 8.5725 cm
overall; smallest: 5/8 in x 1 in x 1 3/16 in; 1.5875 cm x 2.54 cm x 3.01625 cm
ID Number
CH.255364.02
catalog number
255364.02
accession number
50251
Credit Line
Gift of Joseph Palmer
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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