Platform Scale

Platform Scale

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Large and ornate double-beam platform scale made of cast iron painted red and gold with floral designs. The upper beam reads from 1 oz. to 10 lbs.; the lower beam reads from 8 oz. to 40 lbs. The inscriptions at the top and on the sides read “HOWE.”
Ref: Howe Scale Co., Catalog No. 48 (1925), p. 331.
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Object Name
Platform Scale
platform scale
Object Type
Date made
late 19th century
date made
around 1925
Howe Scale Company
overall: 72.5 cm x 61.5 cm x 45.3 cm; 28 9/16 in x 24 3/16 in x 17 13/16 in
overall: 29 in x 24 1/4 in x 17 in; 73.66 cm x 61.595 cm x 43.18 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of City of New York
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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