Wooden steelyard, graduated from 35-280 Troy lb.

Made:
1500-1599 in England

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3ft wooden steelyard with iron mountings for double fulcrum and goods hooks, and sliding iron ball counterpoise; probably on "Wool-Tron" of 16th century. Graduated from 35-280 Troy lb.

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1937-686
type:
steelyard
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • weighing machine
  • scales - weighing device
credit:
Pratt, C.J.