Small Balance Scale with Weights in Case

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

GUSN

GUSN-53893

Description

Small scale with weights in wooden box. Box has hinged lid with metal hook latch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Total number of weights belonging with this / scale. 11. [illegible] - 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 10. 20. 30. 40. 60 [illegible] / Combined weight 181 grains[?] / Don't lose any of them." (Written on lid interior.)
"J. N. Frye / Boston. / Mass." (handwritten)
"AI / 87" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Weights & Measures T&E

Dimensions

1 x 5 3/4 x 2 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Misses Catherine and Elizabeth Leach

Accession Number

1944.796