Balance

Balance

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Description
Hand scale with 6.5-inch brass beam, brass index, shallow brass pans, and four disc-shaped weights (three are marked ED and 1/2 Louis, 1 Louis, 2 Louis; a smaller one is probably a different set). The whole is in a chamois-lined oval case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
money scale
Object Type
Scales
Date made
early 19th century
1800-1850
probably early 19th century
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
case: 7 1/2 in x 2 15/16 in x 3/4 in; 19.05 cm x 7.46125 cm x 1.905 cm
shears: 2 3/4 in; 6.985 cm
indicator: 1 3/4 in; 4.445 cm
beam: 6 1/2 in; 16.51 cm
overall in case: 7/8 in x 7 9/16 in x 3 in; 2.2225 cm x 19.20875 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
CH.329269
catalog number
329269
accession number
286291
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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