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Object ID # 1981.057.114ab
Object Name Scale, Lever
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date 20th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Egg grading weigh scale. A. Scale: The scale has an elliptical flat base with two projecting bolt holes so that it can be bolted to a surface. No maker's identification or lettering is present. There are two pivoting, small, round disc-like weights in the top mid area. One end has a round bracket for holding an egg. The opposite end has an egg-shaped, black-finished weight. The base has a black japanned-style finish (shiny). B. Storage Box: This is plainly-built, nail-joined, rectangular box. It has a two-hinge lid and a simple bent wire hook that catches into an eye. Has a plain, medium-grey-painted finish.
Provenance Unknown.
Last owned by M. Adelaide Richter, of Montreal. She was related to the Kennedy, Dowsley and McMurtrie families of Owen Sound, Grey County. Mrs. Richter's parents were Ewen C. McMurtrie and his wife Marjorie, (neƩ Kennedy), a daughter of Matthew Kennedy Sr. of Owen Sound.
Collection Household Equipment, 20th-c Collection
Material Metal/Paint
Dimensions H-6.5 W-5.6 L-16 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Kennedy, Matthew