Scale (Balance) Set

Spear and Company, Manufacturer


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Maker and Role
Spear and Company, Manufacturer
Description
A wooden box with compartments that hold the various components of the scale. The box lid has 2 hinges and 2 locking clasps on the front. There is green felt lining inside the box. Included is a brass bucket with handle and hook to suspend from balance arm. A balance arm - the arm is hinged close to the part from which the bucket is suspended. This is followed by a flat brass scale calibrated from 21~80. A large square block marked: "lbs. per Bushel" slides smoothly over the flat scale. A brass ornate stand with a round base. The uppermost extremity of the stand is forked and notched to hold the 2 projections of the balance arm (3). A wooden spatula with a long handle running along its top and a flat blade which is convenient to scrape up the material that has to be weighed.
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Textile/Felt
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Steel
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Signature/Marks and Type
Spear & Co. Dublin Inscribed
lbs per Bushel Inscribed
Museum of Transport/ & Technology Label
Accession No
2006.140
Credit Line
Spear and Company. Scale (Balance) Set, 2006.140. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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