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This small scale with its own traveling case was made specifically for someone to weigh small amounts of goods while traveling. It may have been used by a traveling doctor or druggist to measure medicine, or by a trader dealing in other small quantities of material such as a spice merchant, a jeweler, or a prospector.


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date   c. 1900
location   Unknown
process/materials   wood, metal
item type   Tools/Medical Tools & Equipment
accession #   #1999.13.500

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