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Set of Weights in Wood Box


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.

Accession Number: 2016.zoo.33

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Primary Materials: Metal, cloth, plastic, wood


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


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


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

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Manufacturer: Noland

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  • Donated to UTSIC