Balance

Balance

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Description
Brass hand balance with a 6-inch beam, index, 2.25-inch pans, and six square weights. The top of the rectangular wooden case is decorated with an image of an American eagle.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance, Hand
balance
date made
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: 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-13057
catalog number
M-13057
accession number
321641
catalog number
321641.028
Credit Line
Gift of the 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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