Historic Tools of North Castle

Miniature Hanging Scale for Stamps or Pills in Wooden Box

This item at Smith’s Tavern in a miniature hanging scale for weighing stamps or pills. The device comes with a small rectangular storage box with a lid and tiny square wooden counterweights.  The scale itself is composed of a hanging hook attached to thin metal arms that have three dangling strings that hold a round disc.  The counterweights probably had known measurements. The piece to be weighed would be placed on one disc with the counterweights added to the scale balanced.



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Catalog Items:

Item T265 A: Scale

Location:Left Shelf - 2nd
Length: 18 cm
Height: 70 cm

Item T265 B: Box

Location:Left Shelf - 2nd
Length: 15 cm
Width: 7 cm
Height: 3 cm
Weight: 123 g