Set of Weights in Wood Box

Zoology

Accession Number: 2016.zoo.33

Instrument Name: Set of Weights in Wood Box

Description:

This object consists of an incomplete set of weights in a wooden, velvet-lined case. There are 9 cylindrical weights in total, ranging from 1 to 100 grams. The 2-gram weight is brass-toned while the rest are steel-toned. A removable clear plastic cover is set atop a section with 13 circular depressions for more weights. The box is secured with a metal button latch.

Primary Materials: Metal, cloth, plastic, wood

Markings:

On a label on top of the box: “Department of Zoology 3 Physiology Laboratory”
Logo on the corner of the box: “Noland”
On the respective weights: “100G” “50G” “30″ “20″ “10″ “5″ “2″ “1″

Dimensions (cm):

Length = 11.6cm, Width = 9.6, Height = 5

Function:

The weights in this case were used with balances to judge the weight of specimens.

Condition:

Very good. The set of smaller weights is missing. The paint on the outside of the box is slightly worn and flaking.

Manufacturer: Noland

Donated to UTSIC: Yes