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Steelyard of the Jiang Family


    Steelyard of the Jiang Family (江家秤), born in Xinzhou District in Wuhan, has a history of over 200 years. It is reported as the “balance of conscience” by press.

  The Jiang family uses the copper wire to make balance core, and uses copper sheet to cover the weighbeam, instead of galvanized wire and iron sheet. Steelyard of the Jiang Family features high precision and good quality.

  The manufacturing techniques of steelyard of Jiang family were passed down generation to generation. Jiang Yuzhen and Jiang Yuanbin are the fifth generation inheritors of Jiang’s steelyard.

  In August 2016, Steelyard of the Jiang Family was inscribed on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage Hubei (5th group).

  (hubei.gov.cn by Mao Huifang)