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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.
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Object Name
Balance, Box Prescription
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
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
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of George and Julius Garfield
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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