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Balance

Balance

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Description
This is a box scale in a dark wood case with glass top, and scale reading in Grains and Grams. It came from Garfield & Co., a New Jersey firm that produced and packaged a popular headache remedy known as Seidlitz powder. Isidor Z. Garfield (1863-1951), the founder of the firm was a chemist with a degree from the University of Moscow who arrived in the United States in 1888.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance, Box Prescription
balance
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/4 in x 13 1/2 in x 6 5/8 in; 20.955 cm x 34.29 cm x 16.8275 cm
ID Number
1979.1144.018
catalog number
1979.1144.018
accession number
1979.1144
Credit Line
Gift of George and Julius Garfield
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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