Platform Scale

Platform Scale

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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.
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Object Name
Platform Scale
Object Type
Buffalo Scale Company
place made
United States
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
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
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