Balance

Balance

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Description
Crude hanging balance that might have been used in a market. The pans are square, made of rough wood, stamped “GC” in various places, and measure about 10 inches on a side. They are supported by rusty iron chains. The beam is missing.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Scale Pans
Object Type
Scales
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
suspension 2: 78 cm; 30 11/16 in
pan 2: 17.4 cm x 26 cm x 26.7 cm; 6 7/8 in x 10 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in
pan 1: 17.4 cm x 25.4 cm x 26.7 cm; 6 7/8 in x 10 in x 10 1/2 in
suspension 1: 76 cm; 29 15/16 in
overall; complete pan: 3/4 in x 10 1/8 in x 10 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 25.7175 cm x 26.67 cm
overall; broken corner pan: 1 in x 10 in x 10 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 25.4 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
CH.319171
catalog number
319171
accession number
234062
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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