Balance scales, spring; Salter's; [?]; CT4130.1

Name/Title

Balance scales, spring

About this object

Spring balance scales; a Salters Spring Balance consisting of a circular, bronze face engraved with measurements in pounds, with an iron hand, weighing mechanism and hanging loop. Engraved on the face: "Class III / Salter's / Spring Balance / Silvester's Patent / To Weigh 100lbs".

Maker

Salter's

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

[?]

Place Made

[?]

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal, iron;
processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, bronze.

Inscription and Marks

Engraved on the face: 'CLASS III / SALTER'S / SPRING BALANCE / SILVESTER'S / PATENT / TO WEIGH 100lbs / SALTER / [motif - rope knot with arrow]'

Technique

impressed

Technique

forged (metal)

Measurements

h 275mm x l 133mm x w 36mm

Subject and Association Keywords

physics, weights and measures

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

instrument

Object number

CT4130.1

Rights

All rights reserved

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