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Description

Metal pieces to scales. Measured pieces, weights, and hooks. Stored in a wooden box w/ a sliding lid. Painted green. Lid has cut-out notch at front for sliding.

Details

Maker
A. Gruber (Maker)
Martin, W. N. (Maker)
Date
1873-1880
Inscriptions
Engraved on scale pieces: ""A. GRUBER BOSTON/ PAT. APP. FOR 1873"" AND ""W.N. MARTIN/ PAT. [?]/ BOSTON"" Engraved on box lid: ""GLASS./ KEEP FROM FREEZING""
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Weights & Measures T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
balances (scales)
Brass
brass (alloy)
SCALE, BALANCE
Steel
steel (alloy)
Dimensions
2.875 x 3.875 x 9 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.3517
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
20362

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