Steelyard

Steelyard

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Description
Thaddeus Fairbanks (1796-1886), a founder and proprietor of E. & T. Fairbanks, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, obtained a patent for a steelyard for very heavy loads in 1846. This is the model he submitted with his patent application.
Ref: Thaddeus Fairbanks, “Steelyard,” U.S. Patent 4,761 (September 15, 1846).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Steelyard
Object Type
Patent Model
Date made
1846
patented by
Fairbanks, Thaddeus
maker
E. and T. Fairbanks and Company
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
overall: 7 cm x 59 cm x 3.2 cm; 2 3/4 in x 23 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in
overall: 2 1/2 in x 23 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 59.055 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
CH.308908
accession number
89797
catalog number
308908
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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