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1971.1050.1-3 (RS117998)

Description

.1) Scale with cross-shaped bottom; at center, projecting upward, are two curvilinear mounts, upon which, running perpendicular, rest two parallel curvilinear balancing arms; at left end is a circular permanent weight tray; at right is a four-pronged projection that supports a removable tin tray. .2) Tray is deep ovoid shape. .3A-E) Black painted disc-shaped weights with raised edges and with number molded or cast into the tops.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
.3A) Marked ""1"" .3B) Marked ""4"" .3C) Marked ""8"" .3D) Marked ""1"" .3E) Marked ""2""
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
casting (process)
iron (metal)
sheet metal
tin (metal)
Object type
Weights & Measures T&E
Descriptive terms
balances (scales)
casting (process)
Iron
iron (metal)
SCALE, BALANCE
sheet metal
Slip Cast
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
5 x 11.375 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1050.1-3
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5958

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