H26.664

12 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE x 4 in DEEP
(30.48 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE x 10.16 cm DEEP)
California
Gift of Mr. J. W. and Nellie I. Radcliffe
H26.664

19thC gallery 9/78 mg Early California Art and History, Science Special Gallery, December 2007 - September 2009

Gold scales and weights. For miners use From the History Information Station The tools needed for mining, like these scales, were sold at a premium. At the time of the Gold Rush, many of the men in the mines did not get nearly as rich as the merchants, like Sam Brannon, who provided them with shovels. Companies often relabeled ordinary merchandise to appeal to hopeful, if inexperienced, miners, and sold the merchandise at a higher price to the California-bound market.

Used: gold mining

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