Small Scale in Wooden Case

Collection Type

  • Tools

GUSN

GUSN-45879

Description

Small scale in wood case. Wooden case is carved "A.M 1764" on hinged lid. Interior of box is carved out of a single pice of wood. Weights are missing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"A.M. 1764" (Carved into case lid.)
"These balances were made for Anthony Morse / weigher of money, gold + / silver under King George III / Anthony Morse was E. Hartshorn's great-grandfather / on his mother's side" (Writtin on card inside case.)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 x 6 1/8 x 2 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1956.36