Cloth scales; unknown maker; 1890?; RX.1978.24
Cloth scalesAbout this object
Cloth testing scales used in Draper's store (the original part of the Commercial Hotel, Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand) prior to 1900.
Brian Talboy's (M.P. Wallace electorate) Grandfather had stores in Lawrence, Roxburgh, Clyde, Cromwell, Queenstown and leased the Roxburgh store from John Beighton estate. The Lawrence store was the last one in use.
organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, paper
processed, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass
Inside the box lid:
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
TESTING THE WEIGHTS OF CLOTHS. Place the Sample of Cloth to be tested on a piece of cardboard, and put a Cutting Template on it; cut out both card and cloth round the edges, with scissors, and weight it according to the instructions given in the Book of Tables.
TESTING FOR YARN COUNTS. Cut out 1 square inch of cloth, draw out warp or weft threads, according to which is being tested, and the number of inches so drawn, that balance respective weight, is the approximate count.
The same rule holds good when the number of inches are drawn from a bobbin.
In testing from the cloth, allowance has to be made fir loss or gain in the process of manufacture.
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l 190mm x w 105mm x d 25mm
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