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Case for money scales and weights

ca. 1765
Origin: London, England
OH: 7/8"; OL: 5 7/8"; OW: 2 11/16".
Deal, pasteboard, shagreen, and silk velvet.
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1959-165,2
Shallow, rectangular box with rounded corners; decorated on top surface with geometric lines; top hinges at rear, fastens at front with two brass catches; interior of lid stuffed with pink silk; bottom of case divided into small compartments on one side and lined with red silk threads.
Provenance:F & G Staack, Camden, ME
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."