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English Yarn Balance, by Geo. Thomas, Manchester, c. 1910

Inventory Number: 45596
Object Type:
Persons: Geo. Thomas (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: c. 1910
Place Created: Manchester England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1980-23
Brief Description: Equal-arm balance (beam length 56 mm) on brass pedestal support, with two wires poises, shaped like a Z and a U; with a hook-shaped weight suspended from the left of the beam, and on the right a hook to carry the yarn. Pendulous index on the front of the pedestal has a horizontal arm for judging the balance of the beam. There are two brass templates, for English wool counts and for English cotton counts: one plate is signed by"GEO. THOMAS & Co. LTD. MANCHESTER", the other (cotton) by "J. NESBITT MANCHESTER". A third plate is missing.
Primary Inscriptions: "THOMAS' STANDARD MAKE. UNIVERSAL (No. 1) YARN ASSORTED BALANCE. GEO. THOMAS & Co. LTD. MANCHESTER" [impressed in gold on the top of the black-leatherette-covered wooden box].
Provenance: Purchase
Collection Group:
Material(s): Brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
153 85 32 mm

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