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Money scales and weights with case

ca. 1765
Origin: England, London
Steel, brass, and cord
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1959-165,1A-Q
Scales (1A) and weights (1B-Q): cylindrical beam terminating in curved ends; thin, pointed indicator between hinged shears with arched top; gold and red silk tassel attached to top of shears; pair of dished, circular brass pans suspended from beam ends by three green strings. Fourteen circular and two "square" weights of various sizes; four bear date of 1775.
Provenance:F & G Staack, Camden, ME
Mark(s):Four weights bear the date 1775.
Inscription(s):Printed label attached to underside of lid of case reads: "S Read / in / St. Ann Lane / near Aldersgate / London / Maketh and Selleth all / Sorts of Scales Weight / & Steelyards."