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Balance

Balance

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Description
William C. Farnum, an inventor and manufacturing executive then living in Hoosick Falls, New York, received a patent for “Improvements in Weighing-Scales” in 1879. This is the model for that patent.
Ref: William C. Farnum, “Improvement in Weighing-Scales,” U.S. Patent 216,514 (April 11, 1879).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance
Object Type
Patent Model
Scales
Date made
1879
patented by
Farnum, William C.
maker
Farnum, W.C.
place made
United States: New York, Hoosick Falls
Measurements
overall: 8 7/8 in x 12 3/4 in x 6 3/8 in; 22.5425 cm x 32.385 cm x 16.1925 cm
overall: 9 in x 14 1/4 in x 6 3/8 in; 22.86 cm x 36.195 cm x 16.1925 cm
ID Number
CH.308962
catalog number
308962
accession number
89797
patent number
216,514
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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