Scale

Collection Type

  • Textiles

GUSN

GUSN-5958

Description

.1) Scale with cross-shaped bottom; at center, projecting upward, are two curvilinear mounts, upon which, running perpendicular, rest two parallel curvilinear balancing arms; at left end is a circular permanent weight tray; at right is a four-pronged projection that supports a removable tin tray. .2) Tray is deep ovoid shape. .3A-E) Black painted disc-shaped weights with raised edges and with number molded or cast into the tops.

Details

Descriptive Terms

balances (scales)
casting (process)
iron (metal)
sheet metal
tin (metal)
Iron
Slip Cast
Tin
SCALE, BALANCE

Inscription

.3A) Marked ""1"" .3B) Marked ""4"" .3C) Marked ""8"" .3D) Marked ""1"" .3E) Marked ""2""

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Weights & Measures T&E

Dimensions

5 x 11.375 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1050.1-3