Balance

Description
This is a large counter balance with white porcelain cover and stainless steel trim that was designed for use in grocery stores. The fan-shaped dial, reading to parts of an ounce, is marked “NO SPRINGS – HONEST WEIGHT / TOLEDO / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF / COMPUTAGRAM” and “CAPACITY 30 POUNDS.” The Toledo Scale Co. introduced the term “Computagram” in 1930. This example is a Model 1021, with chart parallel to the base.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1930s
maker
Toledo Computing Scale Company
Toledo Scale Company
place made
United States: Ohio, Toledo
Measurements
overall: 76.2 cm x 58.5 cm x 29.2 cm; 30 in x 23 1/16 in x 11 1/2 in
overall: 30 in x 24 in x 11 in; 76.2 cm x 60.96 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
1983.0514.13
catalog number
1983.0514.13
accession number
1983.0514
Credit Line
Gift of City of New York
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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