Balance

Balance

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Description
Raised letters on the back of this large counter balance read “STRUBLER / COMPUTING SCALE CO. / ELKHART / IND.” They refer to a short-lived firm that was established in 1906 by Charles G. Strubler (1855-1935), a mid-west machinist.
Ref: Charles G. Strubler, “Scale-Beam,” U.S. Patent 662,367 (Nov. 20, 1900), assigned to Walter F. Stimpson.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
computing scale, fan chart
Object Type
Scales
date made
around 1900
maker
Strubler Computing Scale Company
place made
United States: Indiana, Elkhart
Measurements
overall: 59.8 cm x 63.5 cm x 30.5 cm; 23 9/16 in x 25 in x 12 in
overall: 23 1/2 in x 26 in x 11 in; 59.69 cm x 66.04 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
1983.0514.23
catalog number
1983.0514.23
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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