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Object Name Balance
Title Chantillon's Improved Spring Balance
Object ID 2016.01.34
Collection O. Henry Museum Collection
Year Range from 1891
Year Range to 1892
Description Balance used to measure weight up to twenty-five pounds. Brass face and iron backing. The balance has an iron ring attached to it on top and an iron hook at the bottom. The iron hook is attached to the internal spring mechanism that determines weight. On front of balance is the patent information: "CHANTILLON'S / IMPROVED / SPRING BALANCE / NEW YORK / PAT'D JAN. 6. 1891 / JAN. 26. 1892." Below that is the vertical scale.
Width (in) 1.625
Height (in) 10.25
Depth (in) 0.875