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Object Name: Prescription scale
Date: 1880-1910
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Medium: Wood, metal
Dimensions: Container (box): 2 5/8 × 10 1/2 × 4 1/2 in. (6.7 × 26.7 × 11.4 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Metal prescription scale designed to be mounted atop wooden box; parts of scale include balance bar with a needle at center and a hook at each end (pans are missing) and a cylindrical shaft with cradle for balance arm and a T-shaped sheet metal extension with incised gauge markings at top; when disassembled, scale may be stored in full-width drawer in front of box.
Object Number: Z.1028
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Marks: handwritten in ink: on tag attached to object: "'LEADBEATER / DRUGSTORE' / (BALANCE / BOX)"