- This brass pick counter is marked “CHAS. LOWINSON / SOLE AGENT N.Y” and “PAT. OCT. 20 – 08” and “PAT. SEPT. 20 – 10” and (on back) “CHRONIK BROS / MFRS. N.Y.” According to advertisements, the form was used by appraisers at the Port of New York, and the Quartermaster Dept. in Philadelphia.
- August Chronik (1862-1942) and his brother Louis (1864-) were born in Hungary, came to the United States in the early 1880s, and invented or improved several mechanical devices. Lowinson was a businessman.
- Ref: August Chronik and Louis Chronik, “Thread Counting Apparatus,” U.S. Patent 901,879 (Oct. 20, 1908).
- August Chronik and Louis Chronik, “Thread Counting Apparatus,” U.S. Patent 970,795 (Sept. 20, 1909).
- Ad for “Lowinson’s Triplex Thread Counting Micrometer” in Textile World Record 38 (Nov. 1909): 181.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- pick counter
- Date made
- Early 20th century
- Chronik Bros.
- United States: New York, New York City
- Physical Description
- brass (overall material)
- glass (overall material)
- overall (pick counter): 2 5/16 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in; 5.87375 cm x 8.5725 cm x 6.50875 cm
- ID Number
- patent number
- catalog number
- accession number
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- Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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