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Spring Scale

Spring Scale

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George H. Chatillon (1848-1905) was a partner in, and later sole proprietor of, John Chatillon & Sons, a New York firm that made a variety of spring scales. This is the model that he submitted with one of his patent applications.
Ref: George H. Chatillon, “Improvement in Spring-Scales,” U.S. Patent 171,993 (Jan. 11, 1876), assignor to John Chatillon & Sons.
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Object Name
Object Type
Patent Model
Date made
ca. 1876
date made
patented by
Chatillon, George H.
John Chatillon and Sons
place made
United States: New York, New York City
overall: 21.6 cm x 17.2 cm x 19.3 cm; 8 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in x 7 5/8 in
dial: 10.5 cm; x 4 1/8 in
overall: 8 5/8 in x 7 5/8 in x 6 3/4 in; 21.9075 cm x 19.3675 cm x 17.145 cm
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