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Scale and Box

1971.1535AB (RS118240)

Description

A) Oval tin box, painted black, has a single hinge at the back center. Flat top of the case is hand-inscribed. Ribbed edge on the lid. The inside of the lid is padded with pink satin(?). The bottom has a green velvet lining. B) Contained in the box are pieces of a small hanging scale and a rectangular piece of meta.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1850
Inscriptions
Hand-inscribed on the top of the case is: J. Rundlet.
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
painting (coating)
satin
tin (metal)
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Weights & Measures T&E
Descriptive terms
Painted
painting (coating)
Satin
satin
SCALE AND BOX
scales (weighing devices)
Tin
tin (metal)
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Dimensions
0.625 x 5.125 x 2.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1535AB
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12249

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