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Steelyard Scale

1991.1094 (RS21138)

Description

A flat-sided oblong handle with three "U" shaped pivoting extensions, with hooks on a notched square-section rod marked with increments of measurement and a pear-shaped weight on the end.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1860
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
iron (metal)
Object type
Weights & Measures T&E
Descriptive terms
Iron
iron (metal)
SCALE, STEELYARD
steelyards
Dimensions
25.25 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1094
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3308

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