Balance

Balance

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Description
This hand balance has a 6-inch iron beam with index, and deep 2.5-inch brass pans, several square brass weights, and wooden box. A hand-written label inside of the lid indicates the weight (in scruples) of various substances. This belonged to Joseph W. Moore, an 1889 graduate of the Maryland College of Pharmacy.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance, Hand
hand scale
balance
date made
late nineteenth century
Physical Description
cotton (string material)
metal (weights material)
metal (beam material)
metal (hanger material)
metal (pans(2) material)
wood (case material)
Measurements
overall - case: 1 1/4 in x 6 7/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 3.175 cm x 17.4625 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
MG.M-13056
catalog number
M-13056
accession number
321641
catalog number
321641.027
Credit Line
American Pharmaceutical Association
subject
Weights & Measures
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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