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Date 1663
Description Metal steelyard, also known as a besman. It has a long, wrought iron tapered rod with a hook at the tip. A heavy, crude, eight-sided handle is at the other end. Many circular markings are hammered along the rod for weighing in increments. The handle has "1663" and "Lisa" engraved.

Type Scale
Dimensions L-70 cm
Material Wrought iron
Collection Tools & Equipment
Catalog Number 50.01.105
Subjects Scales
Classification Weights and measures--Sweden.