Historic Tools of North Castle

Mystery Brass Measuring Tool

This tool at Smith’s Tavern is a mystery.  It is made entirely of brass, which side is up or down is uncertain as both ends having different type of hanging hooks.  It is composed of a tube connected to a round cylinder that has a sliding round port cover. Could it be a type of scale?


If anyone knows anything about this particular tool, please email the Historical Society with this much-needed information.


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Location:Right Shelf - 3rd
Length: 35 cm
Width: 11 cm
Height: 12 cm
Weight: 1056 g