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Set of Weights in Plastic Box


This plastic box contains an incomplete set of metal weights and a set of tweezers. Nine of the larger weights are cylindrical and stored in their individual setting; eleven of them are smaller flat metal pieces and are sorted by their weight in sections covered by a plastic cover.

Accession Number: 2016.zoo.34

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Primary Materials: Plastic, metal, cloth


On a label on the outside of the box: “Department of Zoology 4 Physiology Laboratory”
Embossed in the plastic on the lid: “Sto-a-weigh Class-P-Metric OHAUS”
On a second label: “285”
On the base of the box: “5656-01”
On the respective larger weights: “100g” “50g” “30g” “20g” “10g” “5” “3” “2” “1”
On the smaller weights: “”500mg” “300” “100mg” “20” “10”
On the plastic cover: “FRACTIONAL WEIGHTS”

Dimensions (cm): Length =11, Width = 7, Height = 5.1


These weights were used with balances to measure the weight of small specimens.


Good. Some of the smaller weights are missing, and the plastic case is worn and dirty.

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  • Donated to UTSIC