Small Balancing Scale with Weights in Case

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

GUSN

GUSN-34243

Description

Small scale (B) and three weights (C-E) in wooden case (A). Case has staple hinged lid and interior divider to separate weights from scale. On the lid interior is a printed table of gold and silver weights and values. Made by Jonathan Dakin, mathematical ballance-maker, Boston.

Details

Descriptive Terms

balances (scales)
wood (plant material)
metal
paper (fiber product)
Scale
Scale

Inscription

"Money Scales & Weights of all Sorts made & Sold by J. Dakin. / All Sorts of Beams made or mended by Jon Dakin Mathematical Ballance-maker, Boston" (Title text on printed table of weights and values affixed to inside of case lid)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 3/8 x 9 3/8 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Robert T. Jackson

Accession Number

1931.1350A-E