Platform Scale


Large and ornate double-beam platform scale made of cast iron painted red and gold with floral designs. The upper beam reads from 1 oz. to 10 lbs.; the lower beam reads from 8 oz. to 40 lbs. The inscriptions at the top and on the sides read “HOWE.”

Ref: Howe Scale Co., Catalog No. 48 (1925), p. 331.

Date Made: 1850-1900late 19th centuryDate Made: around 1925

Maker: Howe Scale Company

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Weights & Measures


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Credit Line: Gift of City of New York

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.0514.04Catalog Number: 1983.0514.04Accession Number: 1983.0514

Object Name: Platform Scaleplatform scaleObject Type: Scales

Measurements: overall: 72.5 cm x 61.5 cm x 45.3 cm; 28 9/16 in x 24 3/16 in x 17 13/16 inoverall: 29 in x 24 1/4 in x 17 in; 73.66 cm x 61.595 cm x 43.18 cm


Record Id: nmah_598

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