Scale

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-18486

Description

Scale, brass plate on iron base w/ painted gold and red floral decoration. 3 iron columns support brass plate and rod w/ measurements and weight. Measures 0 to 34 w/ half intervals. Rod is ridged for weight to mark.

Details

Descriptive Terms

balances (scales)
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
floral patterns
Iron
Brass
Floral
SCALE, BALANCE

Inscription

Embossed and painted on front and sides of base: ""Fairbanks""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Fairbanks (Maker)

Location of Origin

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Dimensions

6 x 13 x 7.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.510

Places

Pennsylvania (United States)