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Object Name Scale, Spring
Catalog Number 1993.8.287
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) cast iron, wrought iron, brass
Dimensions H-15.5 W-5.75 D-1.75 inches
Description This scale is a cast iron box riveted together. The top plate has decorative corners. A brass dial is screwed to the top plate with a circular molding attached on top of the dial. The dial is calibrated in 1/8 lbs to 20lbs. There is a hook at the bottom that has an extra bend which holds an "S" hook. There is a hook wrapped through a slot in the iron spring bar which has brass plate screwed to it. The plate indicates weights over 20 lbs. There is a hanging ring inserted through a ring cast into the top of the box.
Notes Collected by the donor over the last thirty years from barns, storage sheds, and antique stores in north central Kentucky and probably southern Indiana and Ohio as well.
Collection George Underhill Collection
Subjects Weights & measures
Measurement
Measures
Measuring
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS