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1998.510 (RS21657)

Description

Scale, brass plate on iron base w/ painted gold and red floral decoration. 3 iron columns support brass plate and rod w/ measurements and weight. Measures 0 to 34 w/ half intervals. Rod is ridged for weight to mark.

Details

Maker
Fairbanks (Maker)
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
Embossed and painted on front and sides of base: ""Fairbanks""
Location of origin
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
Object type
Weights & Measures T&E
Places
Pennsylvania (United States)
Descriptive terms
balances (scales)
Brass
brass (alloy)
Floral
floral patterns
Iron
iron (metal)
SCALE, BALANCE
Dimensions
6 x 13 x 7.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.510
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18486

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