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Balance

Balance

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Description
This is a large counter balance with white porcelain cover and stainless steel trim that was designed for use in grocery stores. The fan-shaped dial, reading to parts of an ounce, is marked “NO SPRINGS – HONEST WEIGHT / TOLEDO / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF / COMPUTAGRAM” and “CAPACITY 30 POUNDS.” The Toledo Scale Co. introduced the term “Computagram” in 1930. This example is a Model 1021, with chart parallel to the base.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
balance
Object Type
Scales
date made
1930s
maker
Toledo Computing Scale Company
Toledo Scale Company
place made
United States: Ohio, Toledo
Measurements
overall: 76.2 cm x 58.5 cm x 29.2 cm; 30 in x 23 1/16 in x 11 1/2 in
overall: 30 in x 24 in x 11 in; 76.2 cm x 60.96 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
1983.0514.13
catalog number
1983.0514.13
accession number
1983.0514
Credit Line
Gift of City of New York
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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