Scale

Object Number: 
1941.1191
Date: 
1790-1840
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 16 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 17.1 x 41.6 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
struck: on gauge: "10/16/20/25/30/35/40/45" struck: on opposite side of gauge: "...3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11" cast: onto weight: "J" struck: on one side of horizontal component: "47/WHITEFIELD/&/SONS"
Description: 
Wrought scale; weight gauge marked on horizontal component; cast pear-shaped weight move along this gauge; maker's mark struck on wider end of horizontal component and three hooks attached to this section.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, he used this scale as a prop in historical paintings.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group