- This is a large counter balance with a gold finish, and fan-shaped scale at top. The word “STIMPSON” appears in large painted letters near the bottom. The commodity plate is round, white and porcelain, and placed to one side.
- Walter Franklin Stimpson (1870-1942) obtained a U.S. patent (#543,323) for a computing scale on July 23, 1895. This example was probably made by the Stimpson Computing Scale Co., in Louisville, Ky., in the 1920s.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- computing scale, fan chart
- Object Type
- date made
- around 1921
- Stimpson Computing Scale Company
- place made
- United States: Kentucky, Louisville
- overall: 75 cm x 87 cm x 41.2 cm; 29 1/2 in x 34 1/4 in x 16 1/4 in
- overall: 27 1/2 in x 2505 in x 13 in; 69.85 cm x 6362.7 cm x 33.02 cm
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- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Gift of City of New York
- Weights & Measures
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- Medicine and Science: Chemistry
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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