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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Culture:English (possibly); American (possibly)
Date Made:1750-1800
Type:Tool - Weight/Measure
Materials:wood, brass, iron, string, paper, ink
Place Made:England or United States
Measurements:Overall: 1 3/16 in x 5 7/8 in x 2 11/16 in; 3.1 cm x 14.9 cm x 6.9 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2021.16.11
Credit Line:Gift of Stephen and Carol Gehlbach

Rectangular wooden box with iron cotter pin hinges, brass hook and loop closure, some staining on the outside of the box, the interiors of the box lid has a pasted paper label with a conversion chart for grains to shillings and pence sterling, for example the ink inscription reads: "1 Grain is 2d Sterling/ 2 grains 4 d" and so on. Also inside the box are a set of weights and scales, probably English, possibly American, c. 1750-1800. There are 12 brass weights in the shape of coins of various monetary amounts (two of the 12 weights are brass squares) inside and all are stamped - with a conjoined “IB” for the maker of the weights; there is also a corroded brass button. IB has not been identified yet.

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