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Small Scale in Wooden Case

1956.36 (RS246964)

Description

Small scale in wood case. Wooden case is carved "A.M 1764" on hinged lid. Interior of box is carved out of a single pice of wood. Weights are missing.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"A.M. 1764" (Carved into case lid.)
"These balances were made for Anthony Morse / weigher of money, gold + / silver under King George III / Anthony Morse was E. Hartshorn's great-grandfather / on his mother's side" (Writtin on card inside case.)
Material
metal
string (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Weights & Measures T&E
Descriptive terms
balances (scales)
metal
Scale
string (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
1 x 6 1/8 x 2 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1956.36
GUSN
45879

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