Coin scale in case

Object Number: 
INV.498a-f
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Wood, brass, other metal, textile, string, paper
Dimensions: 
case: 1 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 3.2 x 14.9 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on paper affixed to inside of lid: "TABLE of the Value and Weight [of] COINS, as they now pass in ENGLAND, NEW / YORK, CONNECTICUT, PHILADELPHIA, and QUEBEC. / . . . / At a Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, 7th of August 1770, it was resolved,
Description: 
Coin scale with shallow brass pans suspended with string from metal balance arm; in rectangular wooden case with hinged lid, olive green textile lining bottom, and two corner compartments containing four square brass weights; paper affixed to inside of lid lists the value and weight of English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German coins found in England, New York, Connecticut, Philadelphia, and Quebec.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group