Platform Scale

Platform Scale

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Description
Black iron platform scale designed for countertop use. The inscription on the side reads “BUFFALO SCALE CO.” The firm termed it a “Union Scale” that it was “exceptionally popular for general purposes, as it can be used for both a platform and a scoop scale.” This example has a single beam, a platform measuring 10 inches x 13.75 inches, a brass scoop, and eight iron weights.
Ref: Buffalo Scales, Miniature Catalog No. 526, p. 15.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Platform Scale
Object Type
Scales
maker
Buffalo Scale Company
place made
United States
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
scale: 34.4 cm x 36 cm x 44 cm; 13 9/16 in x 14 3/16 in x 17 5/16 in
overall: 40.5 cm x 68.5 cm x 66 cm; 15 15/16 in x 26 15/16 in x 26 in
overall; scale: 12 1/4 in x 26 in x 11 1/8 in; 31.115 cm x 66.04 cm x 28.2575 cm
overall; scoop: 5 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in x 11 1/8 in; 13.97 cm x 46.99 cm x 28.2575 cm
ID Number
CH.337154
catalog number
337154
accession number
1979.0026
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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