Balance

Balance

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Description
Brass balance with 7-inch beam, lifting mechanism, and scale at top, that stands on and fits into a wooden box. It was used by Abner Cloud Pierce, a relative of the donor.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance, Portable Box
balance
date made
mid-nineteenth century
Physical Description
metal, bronze (beam material)
metal, bronze (colomn material)
metal, bronze (hangers, pan(2) material)
metal, bronze (pans(2) material)
wood (box material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 9 in x 4 3/4 in; 7.62 cm x 22.86 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
MG.310414
catalog number
310414
accession number
118773
Credit Line
Francis D. Shoemaker
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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