|Description||Deer Scale, c. 1837-1868. Flat metal piece bent into open oval shape. Flat crescent metal piece attached inside metal oval with dash marks and numbering. Twisted metal piece used to gage weight attached at opposite side of oval. On bottom, large and small "S"hooks attached by metal rings to center oval. On top, small and large metal rings attached by metal rings to center oval.|
|Object Name||Scale, Animal|
|Collection||3D - Animal Husbandry Tools & Equipment|
|Title||Deer Scale, c. 1837-1868|
|Creator||Hermann Boker & Company, Remscheid, Germany|
|Inscription Text||"20 40 80 120 160 200 240 280 320 360 400" (Engraved along front of crescent); "0 10 20 30 40 50" (Engraved along back of crescent); "NOT LEGAL FOR TRADE" (Engraved parallel to numbers on back of crescent); "H. BOKER & Co GERMANY" (Engraved in circle pattern on top of back of crescent).|
|Provenance||Milton would weigh deer when went hunting.|
"As long as the present conditions exist in San Mateo County there will be an opportunity for the man who cares for deer hunting to secure venison..." [http://www.californiagenealogy.org/sanmateo/fishing.htm 7/28/2015]
"1837- H. Boker & Co. was founded in New York City, by Hermann Boker, as a cutlery import firm...
"1869- The Tree Brand logo was adopted and has since been applied to every Boker product..." [http://strazors.com/uploads/gallery/Boker_History.pdf 7/28/2015]
"A giant chestnut tree, shading the small Boeker tool factory in Remscheid in the 17th century, is the oldest traceable symbol connected with the Boeker name. Apparently, Boeker tools were very successful, since they were among the leading products in Germany and neighboring countries 100 years later..." [https://www.boker.de/us/history.html 7/28/2015]
|Dimensions||H-10 W-6 D-2.5 inches|
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