The University of Texas at Austin
Scales Set
Identifier: TMC_0070
Title: Scales Set
Description: Brown wooden box with a drawer that holds the parts to a balance. These brass parts are assembled and screwed into the top of the box to erect the balance. The weight trays, which hook onto the balance, are too large to fit in the drawer. Written inside the drawer in pencil is "Samuel." Three pairs of balances were given to present donor Gruber by Miss Lizwertz, former director of Grace Hall at UT. Balances were used by her grandfather.
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: circa 1850-1880
Source: UT Texas Memorial Museum Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 22 [Metric, Rm C 4.3]
Format: Balances (scales)
Size: Box: 24.3 cm L, 11.8 cm W x 4.8 cm H; assembled: 23.5 cm H
Other ID: TMM 237-4
Subject: Material culture--Texas--19th century