Unequal-arm counter balance with an iron base painted red with a gold design, and the words “HOWE / TRADE MARK” and “10 lbs.” The words “HOWE SCALE / CO. / RUTLAND VT.” and the number “1066” appear in raised characters on the top, under the circular black plate. The beam is brass.

The Howe Scale Company began in business in 1847; moved from Brandon to Rutland, Vt., in 1873; won medals at the Centennial Exhibition of 1876, and the Paris Exposition of 1878; and introduced balances of this sort around 1880.

Date Made: around 1900

Maker: Howe Scale Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Vermont, Rutland

Subject: Weights & Measures


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Credit Line: Gift of Cornell University

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.318260Catalog Number: 318260Accession Number: 231262

Object Name: Scale, Beam, Howe, Single Platescale, beam, HoweObject Type: Scales

Measurements: beam: 8 1/4 in; 20.955 cmbase: 6 1/2 in; 16.51 cmoverall: scale: 8 in x 15 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in; 20.32 cm x 40.005 cm x 17.145 cmoverall: weight: 4 1/4 in x 2 in; 10.795 cm x 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_2316

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