Casartelli Portable Yarn Balance

Made:
1925 in Lancashire

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J.Casartelli & Son Ltd, Manchester & Liverpool, yarn balance hinged into a velvet lined presentation box with a set of three weights (linen, wool and cotton). Box also contains a small tin cylinder containing shaped wires to attach to the scale hooks, and

a wrapped, double edged razor blade.

Details

Category:
Textile Industry
Object Number:
Y2001.335
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cardboard, leatherette, metal (unknown), nickel silver (nickel, copper, zinc alloy) and textile
Measurements:
case closed: 46 mm x 170 mm x 90 mm, 30 g
case open: 84 mm x 170 mm x 208 mm,
type:
cloth balance
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • weighing machine