Lumber Scale

Description (Brief)
Celluloid lumber and cement scale. It is rectangular with two interior dials and is printed in blue and red. One side calculates the quantity of materials requred to make one cubic yard of rammed concrete. The other side calculates the number of feet boards contained in various sizes of lumber. Lehigh Cement Company was founded in 1897.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
gauge
date made
after 1920
advertiser
Lehigh Portland Cement Company
maker
Whitehead & Hoag Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11.8 cm x 6.5 cm; 4 5/8 in x 2 9/16 in
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
referenced
United States: Pennsylvania, Allentown
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
2006.0098.0523
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0523
subject
Celluloid
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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