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Small Balance Scale with Weights in Case

1944.796 (RS246945)

Description

Small scale with weights in wooden box. Box has hinged lid with metal hook latch.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Total number of weights belonging with this / scale. 11. [illegible] - 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 10. 20. 30. 40. 60 [illegible] / Combined weight 181 grains[?] / Don't lose any of them." (Written on lid interior.)
"J. N. Frye / Boston. / Mass." (handwritten)
"AI / 87" (handwritten)
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 x 5 3/4 x 2 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1944.796
Credit Line
Gift of Misses Catherine and Elizabeth Leach
GUSN
53893

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