- 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).
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Object Type
- Patent Model
- date made
- Bankwitz, Ernest C.
- place made
- United States: Connecticut, Bridgeport
- Associated Place
- United States: New Jersey
- 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
- accession number
- patent number
- catalog number
- Weights & Measures
- See more items in
- Medicine and Science: Chemistry
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.