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Weighing and Distributing Scales

Weighing and Distributing Scales

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Description
This is the patent model for a device that would weigh and distribute equal quantities of liquids, grains, or other materials that would flow into cans or bags or other containers. It was designed by Henry Fairbanks (1830-1918), a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Andover Theological Seminary who worked for E. & T. Fairbanks, his family’s firm in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
Ref: Henry Fairbanks, “Improvement in Automatic Weighing and Distributing Scales,” U.S. Patent 110,965 (January 17, 1871).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
automatic weighing and distributing scales
Object Type
Patent Model
Scales
Date made
1871
patented by
Fairbanks, Henry
maker
E. and T. Fairbanks and Company
place made
United States: Vermont, Saint Johnsbury
Measurements
frame: 9 1/2 in x 3 5/8 in x 10 1/4 in; 24.13 cm x 9.2075 cm x 26.035 cm
overall: 9 1/2 in x 3 7/8 in x 10 1/8 in; 24.13 cm x 9.8425 cm x 25.7175 cm
ID Number
CH.251192
accession number
48865
catalog number
251192
patent number
110,965
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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