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Steelyard

Ottoman, late 19th-early 20th century
28,5 cm
Iron-Brass

Compared to a balance, a steelyard can weigh heavier commodities. The steelyard consists of a square-section arm fitted with a sliding weight, and a hook for hanging the object to be weighed.

Two or three faces of the arm are graduated with notches at equal intervals enabling light, medium and heavy loads to be weighed at the same time.