Japanese Dotchin balance with beam, pan, and weight

Made:
1870-1920 in Osaka
Japanese Dotchin balance with beam, pan, and weight

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Japanese Dotchin balance with beam, pan, and weight
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Japanese Dotchin balance in case with ivory and brass beam, metal pan and steelyard weight. Graduated with decimal divisions for ten Momme [3.74g]

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1997-757
Materials:
bone, brass, case, wood and dotchin, metal
Measurements:
dotchin: 180 x 245 x 55 mm
case: 17 x 270 x 65 mm
type:
steelyard
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • weighing machine
  • scales - weighing device
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • weighing machine
  • scales - weighing device
  • steelyard
credit:
Connecticut University (Department of Chemistry)