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Scale weight

Description:

This weight is a round, low, metal disk with the markings "KV18" and an attached hook. It was found in the basement of the Mount Rainier, Maryland, post office next to a hundred-pound capacity Fairbanks scale. However, it may not have been original to that site because Mount Rainier's former postmaster, Adrian Huebner, collected such items from other sites.

Date:
1930-1950
Markings:
KV18
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
2.75 x 5.5 in (7 x 14 cm) Metal disk portion is 2 3/4 inches diameter x 3/4 inch high; hook is about 4 3/4 inches high
Museum ID:
1992.2023.1.2
Place:
Maryland

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