Dr. C. H. Fitch's Prescription Scale

Dr. C. H. Fitch's Prescription Scale

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Description
Small nickel plated box marked “DR. C. H. FITCH’S PRESCRIPTION SCALE / PATENTED SEPT. 29TH 1885.” Calvin H. Fitch was a doctor who lived in several New England towns, and who had several patents to his name.According to advertisements, this device was manufactured by N. V. Randolph & Co. in Richmond, Virginia, in 1891; and by the Randolph Paper Box Co., also in Richmond, in 1901.
Ref: Calvin H. Fitch, “Prescription Scales,” U.S. Patent 327,152 (Sept. 29, 1885).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
scale, prescriptipn
balance
Measurements
overall: 2 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in; x 7.3025 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1984.1044.11
accession number
1984.1044
catalog number
1984.1044.11
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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