Balance scale arms, Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1900
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This is the arms element from an old balance scale dug up near the Preble House shed on Great Cranberry Island in about 1970. The shed served as the Post Office on William Pitt Preble's property when he was postmaster in 1847 and again during the 1890s. Preble also ran a store on his property where goods would have been weighed and sold.