Scale pieces

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1873-1880

GUSN

GUSN-20362

Description

Metal pieces to scales. Measured pieces, weights, and hooks. Stored in a wooden box w/ a sliding lid. Painted green. Lid has cut-out notch at front for sliding.

Details

Descriptive Terms

balances (scales)
brass (alloy)
steel (alloy)
Brass
Steel
SCALE, BALANCE

Inscription

Engraved on scale pieces: ""A. GRUBER BOSTON/ PAT. APP. FOR 1873"" AND ""W.N. MARTIN/ PAT. [?]/ BOSTON"" Engraved on box lid: ""GLASS./ KEEP FROM FREEZING""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

A. Gruber (Maker)
Martin, W. N. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Object Type

Weights & Measures T&E

Dimensions

2.875 x 3.875 x 9 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.3517

Places

Massachusetts (United States)