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Balance

Balance

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Description
This is a hand balance with a 6-inch iron beam and 2.5-inch brass pans, in a rectangular wooden box marked “J. H. Halsey.” Accessories include weights, two vials of powder, and four recipes.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance, Hand
hand scale
balance
date made
ca 1840
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 7 in x 3 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 17.78 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
1980.0763.01
accession number
1980.0763
catalog number
1980.0763.01
Credit Line
John P. M. Johnston
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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