Coin scale case
Overall: 1 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 2.9 x 17.1 x 8.3 cm )
Plain rectangular wooden box with hinged lid, originally for coin scale; paper affixed inside lid with handwritten lists of weights for coins of France, Spain, England, and Portugal.
Gift of Col. DeWitt C. Falls, 1925
handwritten in ink: on left side of paper affixed inside lid: "Coins of France & Spain." (with weights listed in two columns)
handwritten in ink: on right side of paper affixed inside lid: "England & Portugal." (with weights listed in two columns)
handwritten in ink: on label affixed inside base: "Old box [which contained a / steel pair of money scales with / brass bowls, probably made / about 1784 (not included as / donation)] / Presented by Col. Dewitt C. / Falls, April 16, 1925 / Museum Accession #189"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.