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Box of weights


This is a wooden box with a sliding lid. It contains six large roughly made circular weights with cut-out wedges. Three of them are 200g weights, three are 1000g weights.

Accession Number: 2011.psy.61

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Primary Materials: Wood, Metal


Each weight is stamped with a gram measurement, either “200 GRM” or “1000 GRM”

A small sticker on one corner reads “PSYCH 026”. This refers to the 1978 catalogue.

Dimensions (cm): 22.1cm x 9.7cm x 5.9cm


Measuring the weight of objects. Exact function in psychology context is unknown.


Fair. Weights are badly scraped and scored. The box itself is also scraped and scratched from use.

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Manufacturer: Locally made?

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Department of Psychology, University of Toronto

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