Beam Balance

Beam Balance

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Description
Equal-arm beam balance with a round-shouldered, pierced suspension clevis having a lower clevis and tapered pointer topped by tiered conical finials, and flat, beveled-edge arms terminating in pierced crook ends. Reverse-cyma filework on underside at fulcrum and stamped bands midway on arms. Both arms struck incuse on both sides with "I.EDWARDS" at left and "NEW.YORK" at right, all in roman letters. Beam only; no hooks or pans.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
beam balance
Object Type
scale
date made
1800 - 1830
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
iron, wrought (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 20 1/8 in x 7 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 51.1175 cm x 18.415 cm
ID Number
1978.0939.015
accession number
1978.0939
catalog number
1978.0939.015
Credit Line
Gift of John Paul Remensnyder
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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