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Steelyard

Steelyard

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Description
This steelyard has a 8.15-inch graduated wooden beam, metal suspension hook, 4.9-inch weighing pan, and cubic iron weight.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
steelyard and poise
Date made
ca. 1600
place made
Italy
Measurements
beam: 8 1/8 in x 1 in; 20.6375 cm x 2.54 cm
weight: 1 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 3.175 cm x 3.81 cm
pan: 4 7/8 in; x 12.3825 cm
overall, minimum (shipping, storage, or collapsed): 1 3/4 in x 5 in x 8 1/2 in; 4.445 cm x 12.7 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
CH.319508
catalog number
319508
accession number
239015
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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