Weighing Scales


Patent model for Thaddeus Fairbanks, “Improvement in Weighing-Scales,” U.S. Patent 102,791 (May 10, 1870). Thaddeus Fairbanks (1796-1886) was a founder and proprietor of E. & T. Fairbanks, in St. Johnsbury, Vt. He described this invention as an “improvement in weighing scales” that was “intended to facilitate the weighing of widely-varying quantities with the same machine, without necessitating any delay for adjustment or change of counterpoise.”

Date Made: 1870

Patented By: Fairbanks, ThaddeusMaker: E. and T. Fairbanks and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Vermont, Saint Johnsbury

Subject: Weights & Measures


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.308927Accession Number: 89797Catalog Number: 308927Patent Number: 102,791

Object Name: scalesObject Type: Patent ModelScales

Measurements: box: 12 in x 10 in x 3 in; 30.48 cm x 25.4 cm x 7.62 cmoverall: 10 in x 13 in x 4 1/4 in; 25.4 cm x 33.02 cm x 10.795 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-f8c7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1678

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