Balance

Balance

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Description
This is a hand balance with 6-inch steel beam, index, 2.5-inch brass pans, and six square weights. The whole is held in a wooden box covered with green leather, with an image of an American eagle on top.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance, Hand
hand scale
balance
date made
nineteenth century
Physical Description
cotton (string material)
metal (weights material)
metal (beam material)
metal (hanger material)
metal, brass (pans(2) material)
wood (case material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 6 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 3.175 cm x 17.145 cm x 8.255 cm
overall: 1 in x 6 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 17.145 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
MG.M-13905
catalog number
M-13905
accession number
296468
Credit Line
Squibb Fund
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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