Balance

Description:

James Kelly obtained a patent for a table-top platform scale in 1856. This is the model he submitted with his patent application. The inscription on the dial reads “J. KELLY / SAG HARBOR.” That same year, Kelly showed “very accurate fractional scales” at the American Institute fair and took home a silver medal.

Ref: James Kelly, “Weighing Scale,” U.S. Patent 14,361 (March 4, 1856).

Date Made: 1856

Patented By: Kelly, James Q.Maker: Kelly, James Q.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Sag Harbor

Subject: Weights & Measures

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.308909Accession Number: 89797Catalog Number: 308909Patent Number: 14,361

Object Name: scaleObject Type: Patent ModelScales

Measurements: overall: 6 in x 11 in x 3 3/8 in; 15.24 cm x 27.94 cm x 8.5725 cmoverall: 6 in x 12 in x 6 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 30.48 cm x 16.51 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-df9f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1674

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