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Object ID 1944.020
Object Name Scale, Balance
Collection Scientific Instruments
Credit line Gift of Miss Elizabeth S. Gawthrop
Date circa 1810
Year Range from 1770
Year Range to 1830
Description Rectangular wooden case with a hinged lid, hook and eye closure, and three interior compartments lined with green wool. The case contains a set of small scales for weighing gold and a single weight . The lid has a piece of paper listing the value of foreign coins affixed to the inside.
Dimensions W-3 L-6 inches
Owned William George Jones (?)
Used William George Jones (?)
Provenance The donor thinks that these scales may have belonged to her great-grandfather, William George Jones (1783-1873) of Wilmington.
Subjects Scales
Coins
Gold
Weights & measures
People Jones, William G.
Search Terms Scales
Gold Scales
Balances
Weights and Measures
William Jones
William George Jones
Material Wood; brass
Place of Origin U.S.A.