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Object Name Scale
Catalog Number 1954.1.2 [dup1]
Date ca. 1870
Material(s) Wrought iron; brass;
Dimensions H-20.5 W-1.063 D-8.5 inches
Description This is a wrought iron beam scale with a leaf shaped counterweight in two parts. Part A is the beam with four hooks. The beam is notched on the top and bottom with numbers stamped on both sides. The numbers 1-10 are on one side, and 10-40 by 5s is on the other. There are two swivel brackets, one on the top and one on the bottom with a hook each over a clover-shaped pointer on the beam. The longer reversible swivel bracket is closer to the counterweight and has two hooks. All of the hooks are held by an iron wire with a conical plug wrapped through the eye of the hook and the hole in end of brackets. The brackets swivel on square iron pegs driven through the beam with round bearings on the ends. Part B is the cast iron pear-shaped weight with a flat wrought iron hook.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Scales
Farm equipment
Cooking utensils
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS