Balance

Description
This is a large counter balance in an olive green metal case with gold trim, and circular platform. The inscriptions on the back read “DETROIT AUTOMATIC SCALE CO. / DETROIT, MICH” and “Detroit.” A brass tag reads “PATENTED / APRIL 24TH 1900 MAY 19TH 1903 / SEP. 27TH 1904 / MODEL NO. 120 CAP 24 LBS / SCALE NO. 1201470.” Another reads "BALANCE / SCALE / REMOVE / THIS PLATE / NO. 120147,0."
The Detroit Automatic Scale Co. was in business, as such, from 1912 to 1921. The patents referenced here had been assigned to the Computing Scale Co. of Dayton, Ohio.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1912-1921
1912-2921
maker
Detroit Automatic Scale Company
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Measurements
overall: 87.5 cm x 47 cm x 61 cm; 34 7/16 in x 18 1/2 in x 24 in
ID Number
1983.0514.21
catalog number
1983.0514.21
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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