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Balance

Balance

Description
The grayish-green metal case of this large computing scale is marked “TOLEDO” and “NO SPRINGS.” The words “HONEST WEIGHT” can be seen through the window. A metal plate under the large round glass platform is marked “TOLEDO COMPUTING SCALE CO. / TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A.” and “STYLE NO. 831D / NO. 104487” and “PATENTED U.S. DEC. 25, 1906 / PATENTS PENDING.”
The Toledo Computing Scale and Cash Register Company was established in 1901, became the Toledo Computing Scale Company in 1902, and the Toledo Scale Company in 1912.
Ref: Allen DeVilbiss, Jr., “Computing-Scale,” U.S. Patent 839,736 (Dec. 25, 1906), assigned to Toledo Scale Company.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance
Object Type
Scales
date made
around 1910
maker
Toledo Computing Scale Company
place made
United States: Ohio, Toledo
Measurements
overall: 77.5 cm x 43.2 cm x 59 cm; 30 1/2 in x 17 in x 23 1/4 in
ID Number
1983.0514.16
catalog number
1983.0514.16
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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