Balance

Balance

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Description
Hand balance with a 5.25-inch iron beam, 1.75-inch pans, three square brass weights, and oval iron box. It was used by a Dr. Curie in Virginia, around 1870.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance
balance
date made
ca 1800 - 1850
around 1870
Physical Description
cotton (hanger material)
metal (case material)
metal (beam material)
metal (hanger material)
metal (pans(2) material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 5 5/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 1.905 cm x 14.2875 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
MG.M-12964
catalog number
M-12964
accession number
287163
Credit Line
Dr. A. Foard McGinnes
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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