Small Scale with Weights in Wooden Case

Collection Type

  • Tools

Date

1700

GUSN

GUSN-46696

Description

Small balancing scale with weights in custom made wooden case. The interior cavity of the wooden case is carved out of a solid piece of wood with separate cavities to accomidate the scale and weights. The lid is hinged with metal staples and has two metal hook latches. The lid top is decorated with hand-carved or impressed geometric designs. A handwritten table on paper is affixed to the interior of the lid.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Jan : 2 : 1700 : / price : 6 : shilings :" (Handwritten on interior rim of box.)

Additional Identification Number

1963.MI

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Weights & Measures T&E

Dimensions

1 x 6 1/2 x 2 5/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

1963.M1