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Balance

Balance

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Description
Ernest C. Bankwitz, a machinist in Bridgeport, Conn., designed an “extremely sensitive” counter scale that would be “simple in construction, economical in cost, durable, and always ready for use.” This is the model he submitted with his patent application.
Ref: Ernest C. Bankwitz, “Weighing-Scale,” U.S. Patent 331,020 (Nov. 24, 1885).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
scale, weighing
Balance
Object Type
Patent Model
Scales
date made
1885
maker
Bankwitz, Ernest C.
place made
United States: Connecticut, Bridgeport
Measurements
overall: 8 3/16 in x 8 7/16 in x 18 1/2 in; 20.79625 cm x 21.43125 cm x 46.99 cm
overall: 7 3/4 in x 18 1/2 in x 8 3/8 in; 19.685 cm x 46.99 cm x 21.2725 cm
ID Number
CH.64.1017
accession number
258253
patent number
331,020
catalog number
64.1017
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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