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Object Name Scale
Catalog Number 1957.171
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Wrought iron;
Dimensions H-15 W-28.5 D-1.5 inches
Description This is a wrought iron beam scale with a leaf shaped counterweight. It has a swivel bracket on both the top and bottom with a hook over the clover-shaped pointer on the beam. There is a longer reversible swivel bracket closer to the beam that has two (2) hooks. All hooks are held by an iron wire with a conical plug wrapped through the eye of hook and hole in end of bracket. The brackets swivel on square iron pegs driven through beam with round bearings on ends.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Weights & measures
Measurement
Measures
Measuring
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS