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Small Balancing Scale with Weights in Case

1931.1350A-E (RS246951)

Description

Small scale (B) and three weights (C-E) in wooden case (A). Case has staple hinged lid and interior divider to separate weights from scale. On the lid interior is a printed table of gold and silver weights and values. Made by Jonathan Dakin, mathematical ballance-maker, Boston.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Money Scales & Weights of all Sorts made & Sold by J. Dakin. / All Sorts of Beams made or mended by Jon Dakin Mathematical Ballance-maker, Boston" (Title text on printed table of weights and values affixed to inside of case lid)
Material
metal
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Weights & Measures T&E
Descriptive terms
balances (scales)
metal
paper (fiber product)
Scale
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
1 3/8 x 9 3/8 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.1350A-E
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Robert T. Jackson
GUSN
34243

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