Prescription scale in box
Oak, metal, thread
box: 1 1/4 x 8 x 3 3/4 in. ( 3.2 x 20.3 x 9.5 cm )
handwritten in ink: on paper affixed to inside of lid: "23 grains [&?] a third / is one penny weight" handwritten in ink: on paper affixed to inside of lid: "Soda powders / In weight / 28 grains Soda / 21 ditto Tataric Acid / In measure / 1 thimblefull S
Metal prescription scale with two shallow circular pans attached to balance bar with thread; in rectangular oak box with snipe-hinged lid decorated with half-circles inscribed within a rectangle; with ten weights of various sizes and metal tag with etched initials inside box, and four paper labels with handwritten inscriptions pasted to inside of lid.
According to the accession records, these scales were once owned by the donors' great-great-great-grandfather Nicholas Bayard (1698-1765).
Gift of Miss Margaret Bayard Baldwin and Miss Elizabeth Rutgers Baldwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.