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This is essentially a steelyard mounted on a stand. The inscriptions at top and bottom read “BUFFALO SCALE CO.” One side of the beam is graduated from 0 to 160, and inscribed “BUFFALO / SCALE CO. / U.S.A.” The firm referred to this as a Paper Scale with Stand, noting that it was designed for “determining the number of pounds to the ream by the weight of one sheet.”
Ref: Buffalo Scale Co., Miniature Catalog, No. 526, p. 20
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Object Name
Object Type
date made
early twentieth century
Buffalo Scale Company
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
overall: 45.7 cm x 41.3 cm x 16.5 cm; 18 in x 16 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in
overall: 18 1/8 in x 16 1/4 in x 7 in; 46.0375 cm x 41.275 cm x 17.78 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of City of New York
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