Streeter collection of weights and measures on the Web
The International Society of Scale and Weight Collectors (ISASC), with the
collaboration of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, and funds donated by
the Streeter family, has set up a Web site featuring selected items from
the Edward C. Streeter Collection of Weights and Measures. The Streeter
Collection, housed in Yale Historical Medical Library, is one of the most
comprehensive study collections of weights and measures in the world in
terms of time period and geography. It was the gift of Edward C. Streeter,
M.D. (A.B., Yale, 1898) and others, including Streeter's son, John
Streeter. Dr. Streeter was a physician, medical historian, and colleague
of Drs. Harvey Cushing, John F. Fulton, and Arnold C. Klebs, founders
of the Yale Medical Library.
The Web site includes ancient weights, individual weights and weight boxes, nested weights, coin scales, steelyards, and merchant scales. Each artifact is represented by several views and a catalog entry.
Contact: Toby Appel
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