Cloth scales; unknown maker; 1890?; RX.1978.24

Name/Title

Cloth scales

About this object

Cloth testing scales used in Draper's store (the original part of the Commercial Hotel, Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand) prior to 1900.

Brian Talboy's (M.P. Wallace electorate) Grandfather had stores in Lawrence, Roxburgh, Clyde, Cromwell, Queenstown and leased the Roxburgh store from John Beighton estate. The Lawrence store was the last one in use.

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1890?

Period

1890s

Place Made

unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, paper
processed, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass

Inscription and Marks

Inside the box lid:

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
TESTING THE WEIGHTS OF CLOTHS. Place the Sample of Cloth to be tested on a piece of cardboard, and put a Cutting Template on it; cut out both card and cloth round the edges, with scissors, and weight it according to the instructions given in the Book of Tables.

TESTING FOR YARN COUNTS. Cut out 1 square inch of cloth, draw out warp or weft threads, according to which is being tested, and the number of inches so drawn, that balance respective weight, is the approximate count.

The same rule holds good when the number of inches are drawn from a bobbin.

In testing from the cloth, allowance has to be made fir loss or gain in the process of manufacture.

.....etc (total text exceeds field limit)

Measurements

l 190mm x w 105mm x d 25mm
wt 187g

Object Type

equipment

Object number

RX.1978.24

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