Balance

Balance

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Description
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
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
beam balance
Object Type
Balances
date made
early twentieth century
maker
Buffalo Scale Company
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
Measurements
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
ID Number
1983.0514.22
catalog number
1983.0514.22
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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