Contributed by Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
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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.
About This Item
- Title: Balance scale arms, Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1900
- Creation Date: circa 190
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Local Name: Great Cranberry Island
- Town: Cranberry Isles
- County: Hancock
- State: ME
- Media: Metal
- Dimensions: 29.21 cm x 10.16 cm
- Local Code: 1000.116.1123
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
PO Box 12, Cranberry Isles, ME 04625
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