Steelyard

Steelyard

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Description
Brass steelyard with steel bearings. The beam is 13-inches long, square in cross section, and graduated from 1 to 10, in fifths. A black leather square serves as the pan. There are three cylindrical brass weights.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Steelyard
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
weight 2: 56 mm x 24 mm; 2 3/16 in x 15/16 in
weight 3: 32 mm x 12 mm; 1 1/4 in x 1/2 in
closed: 5.7 cm x 39 cm; 2 1/4 in x 15 3/8 in
weight 1: 80 mm x 42 mm; 3 1/8 in x 1 5/8 in
case flat: 38.8 cm x 22.2 cm; 15 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in
open: 216 mm x 25 mm x 337 mm; 8 1/2 in x in x 13 1/4 in
overall: steelyard: 15 1/2 in x 6 5/8 in x 1 in; 39.37 cm x 16.8275 cm x 2.54 cm
overall: pan: 1 1/2 in x 15 1/4 in x 8 1/2 in; 3.81 cm x 38.735 cm x 21.59 cm
overall: ring: 1/8 in x 1 1/16 in;.3175 cm x 2.69875 cm
overall: large weight: 3 in x 1 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 4.1275 cm
overall: medium weight: 2 3/16 in x 15/16 in; 5.55625 cm x 2.38125 cm
overall: small weight: 1 1/4 in x 3/4 in x 7/16 in; 3.175 cm x 1.905 cm x 1.11125 cm
ID Number
CH.319506
catalog number
319506
accession number
239015
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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