19th c.
1.5 in HIGH x 5.5 in|9 in WIDE x 14 in DEEP
(3.81 cm HIGH x 13.97 cm|22.86 cm WIDE x 35.56 cm DEEP)
Museum Purchase

Gold Fever! The Lure and Legacy of the California Gold Rush. Jan 24, 1998 - Oct. 31, 1999

Gold scale; Description: Chinese, with weights enclosed in a wooden case. Used in California during 19th C. 19 additional pans of various sizes and one weight. numbered a - v. (D. Peterson 2/79) China. Date: e. 1900's. Handscale (steeyard) with case, plates, and weight: a) case; wood, split, short handle with pivot pin at one end and braided sliding ring to secure case; large spoon shaped end for holding plates & weights; manufacturers sticker on case bottom. b) scale; ivory arm with calibratiens, silver tip with brass balancing needle. Weight; brass block. c-v): plates; brass; assorted sizes. Condition: good; case very worn. Dimensions: a) case: l. 14" w. 5 5/8". b) arm: l. 10 3/4" weight 1 3/8" x 3/4" x 3/4". c-v.) plates 5 1/8" to 1 3/4".

Used: California | Gold mining | Chinese | Chinese American

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