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Nested Weights

Nested Weights

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Description
This set of seven nested brass weights belonged to Joel Reed (b. 1827), owner of several gold mines in North Carolina. The heavier weights are marked “G.R.” and “Troy”.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Weights
Nested Weights
Object Type
Weights
original owner
Reed, Joel
son and inheritor
Reed, John Franklin
Measurements
weight 2:;
weight 3:;
weight 1:;
overall: 1 1/8 in x 1 13/16 in; 2.8575 cm x 4.60375 cm
ID Number
CH.321599
catalog number
321599
accession number
185076
Credit Line
Transfer from Arts & Manufactures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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