Steelyard Scale

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1820-1860

GUSN

GUSN-3308

Description

A flat-sided oblong handle with three "U" shaped pivoting extensions, with hooks on a notched square-section rod marked with increments of measurement and a pear-shaped weight on the end.

Details

Descriptive Terms

steelyards
iron (metal)
Iron
SCALE, STEELYARD

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Weights & Measures T&E

Dimensions

25.25 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1094