Balance

Balance

Description
This large counter balance has a gold finish, fan-shaped scale at top, and the word “BRANTFORD” in large painted letters near the bottom. The commodity plate is round, white and porcelain. Brantford Computing Scales, Ltd. was a Canadian firm organized in 1910.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
computing scale, fan chart
Object Type
Scales
date made
around 1920
place made
Canada
Canada: Ontarian, Brantford
Measurements
overall: 72.4 cm x 38.2 cm x 45.7 cm; 28 1/2 in x 15 1/16 in x 18 in
overall: 28 13/16 in x 15 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in; 73.18375 cm x 39.37 cm x 46.99 cm
ID Number
1983.0514.27
catalog number
1983.0514.27
accession number
1983.0514
Credit Line
Gift of City of New York
subject
Weights & Measures
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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