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Small Scale with Weights in Wooden Case

1963.M1 (RS246944)

Description

Small balancing scale with weights in custom made wooden case. The interior cavity of the wooden case is carved out of a solid piece of wood with separate cavities to accomidate the scale and weights. The lid is hinged with metal staples and has two metal hook latches. The lid top is decorated with hand-carved or impressed geometric designs. A handwritten table on paper is affixed to the interior of the lid.\n

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1700
Inscriptions
"Jan : 2 : 1700 : / price : 6 : shilings :" (Handwritten on interior rim of box.)
Material
cloth
metal
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Weights & Measures T&E
Descriptive terms
balances (scales)
cloth
metal
paper (fiber product)
Scale
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
1 x 6 1/2 x 2 5/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1963.M1
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
46696

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