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Beam Balance

Beam Balance

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Equal-arm beam balance with a circular pivot center hook, piercework pointer, and flat, slightly swelled and tapered arms terminating in smaller circular pivots with hanging holes. Both arms struck incuse on both sides "J. L. BROWN (arched) / NEW·YORK (curved)" in roman letters. Beam only; no stand, hooks or pans.
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Object Name
beam balance
Object Type
date made
ca 1841 - 1842
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 1 1/8 in x 20 1/8 in x 6 7/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 51.1175 cm x 17.4625 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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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