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Balance

Balance

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Description
This is a hand balance in a rectangular wooden box. The beam is brass; the pans are ceramic, with the word “Gift” (German for poison) inscribed on each.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Hand Balance
Physical Description
ceramic, porcelain (pans(2) material)
cotton (string material)
metal, brass (beam material)
metal, brass (hanger material)
wood (case material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 3 1/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 13.0175 cm x 8.255 cm
overall: 11/16 in x 5 in x 3 1/4 in; 1.778 cm x 12.7 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
MG.M-09673
catalog number
M-09673
accession number
235397
Credit Line
Gift of J.H.B. van Wensoer
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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