Scale and Box

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1820-1850

GUSN

GUSN-12249

Description

A) Oval tin box, painted black, has a single hinge at the back center. Flat top of the case is hand-inscribed. Ribbed edge on the lid. The inside of the lid is padded with pink satin(?). The bottom has a green velvet lining. B) Contained in the box are pieces of a small hanging scale and a rectangular piece of meta.

Details

Descriptive Terms

scales (weighing devices)
painting (coating)
satin
tin (metal)
velvet (fabric weave)
Tin
Velvet
Satin
Painted
SCALE AND BOX

Inscription

Hand-inscribed on the top of the case is: J. Rundlet.

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Additional Identification Number

1971.1535A,B

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

0.625 x 5.125 x 2.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1535AB