Balance

Balance

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Description
James Kelly obtained a patent for a table-top platform scale in 1856. This is the model he submitted with his patent application. The inscription on the dial reads “J. KELLY / SAG HARBOR.”
Ref: James Kelly, “Weighing Scale,” U.S. Patent 14,361 (March 4, 1856).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
scale
Object Type
Patent Model
Scales
Date made
1856
patented by
Kelly, James Q.
maker
Kelly, James Q.
place made
United States: New York, Sag Harbor
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 11 in x 3 3/8 in; 15.24 cm x 27.94 cm x 8.5725 cm
overall: 6 in x 12 in x 6 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 30.48 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
CH.308909
accession number
89797
catalog number
308909
patent number
14,361
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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