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Platform Scale

Maker:
E. and T. Fairbanks and Company  Search this
Measurements:
scale: 34.4 cm x 36 cm x 44 cm; 13 9/16 in x 14 3/16 in x 17 5/16 in
platform: 30.5 cm x 26 cm; 12 in x 10 1/4 in
overall: 13 1/2 in x 14 in x 16 1/2 in; 34.29 cm x 35.56 cm x 41.91 cm
Object Name:
Platform Scale
Object Type:
Scales
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Saint Johnsbury
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
ID Number:
CH.337153
Catalog number:
337153
Accession number:
1979.0026
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Platform Scale

Patented by:
Fairbanks, Thaddeus  Search this
Fairbanks, E.  Search this
Maker:
E. and T. Fairbanks and Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 39.37 cm x 39.37 cm
overall: 8 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in x 11 in; 21.59 cm x 39.37 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
Platform Scale Model
platform scale, model
Object Type:
Patent Model
Scales
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Saint Johnsbury
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
1832
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
ID Number:
CH.251177
Catalog number:
251177
Accession number:
48865
Patent number:
121
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Weighing and Distributing Scales

Patented by:
Fairbanks, Henry  Search this
Maker:
E. and T. Fairbanks and Company  Search this
Measurements:
frame: 9 1/2 in x 3 5/8 in x 10 1/4 in; 24.13 cm x 9.2075 cm x 26.035 cm
overall: 9 1/2 in x 3 7/8 in x 10 1/8 in; 24.13 cm x 9.8425 cm x 25.7175 cm
Object Name:
automatic weighing and distributing scales
Object Type:
Patent Model
Scales
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Saint Johnsbury
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
1871
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
ID Number:
CH.251192
Accession number:
48865
Catalog number:
251192
Patent number:
110,965
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Steelyard

Patented by:
Fairbanks, Thaddeus  Search this
Maker:
E. and T. Fairbanks and Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 7 cm x 59 cm x 3.2 cm; 2 3/4 in x 23 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in
overall: 2 1/2 in x 23 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 59.055 cm x 3.175 cm
Object Name:
Steelyard
Object Type:
Patent Model
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
1846
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
ID Number:
CH.308908
Accession number:
89797
Catalog number:
308908
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Weighing Scales

Patented by:
Fairbanks, Thaddeus  Search this
Maker:
E. and T. Fairbanks and Company  Search this
Measurements:
box: 12 in x 10 in x 3 in; 30.48 cm x 25.4 cm x 7.62 cm
overall: 10 in x 13 in x 4 1/4 in; 25.4 cm x 33.02 cm x 10.795 cm
Object Name:
Scales
Object Type:
Patent Model
Scales
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Saint Johnsbury
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
1870
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
ID Number:
CH.308927
Accession number:
89797
Catalog number:
308927
Patent number:
102,791
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Platform Scale

Patented by:
Fairbanks, Franklin  Search this
Spencer, L. G.  Search this
Maker:
E. and T. Fairbanks and Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 22.9 cm x 27.3 cm x 40.5 cm; 9 in x 10 3/4 in x 15 15/16 in
overall: 9 7/8 in x 10 3/4 in x 17 in; 25.0825 cm x 27.305 cm x 43.18 cm
Object Name:
Balance
Object Type:
Patent Model
Scales
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Saint Johnsbury
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
1877
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
ID Number:
CH.308957
Catalog number:
308957
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
195,112
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Platform Scale

Patented by:
Fairbanks, Thaddeus  Search this
Maker:
E. and T. Fairbanks and Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 22.9 cm x 15.2 cm x 27.5 cm; 9 in x 6 in x 10 13/16 in
overall: scale: 10 in x 5 1/2 in x 11 1/8 in; 25.4 cm x 13.97 cm x 28.2575 cm
overall: box of parts: 1 3/4 in x 7 1/8 in x 3 1/4 in; 4.445 cm x 18.0975 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
Balance
Object Type:
Patent Model
Scales
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Saint Johnsbury
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
1878
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
ID Number:
CH.308959
Catalog number:
308959
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
205,623
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Balance

Patented by:
Wright, W. F.  Search this
Parts manufacturer:
E. & T. Fairbanks & Company  Search this
Fabricator:
Wright, W. F.  Search this
Manufacturer:
E. and T. Fairbanks and Company  Search this
Measurements:
arm with sliding weight: 6 1/4 in; x 15.875 cm
small scale: 2 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 6.985 cm x 9.525 cm
overall: 4 3/8 in x 9 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 11.0998 cm x 24.13 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
Balance
Object Type:
Patent Model
Scales
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Saint Johnsbury
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
1882
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
ID Number:
CH.308970
Accession number:
89797
Catalog number:
308970
Patent number:
256,423
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Weighing Beam

Patented by:
Fairbanks, Thaddeus  Search this
Maker:
E. and T. Fairbanks and Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/2 in x 9 in x 2 in; 29.21 cm x 22.86 cm x 5.08 cm
overall: 8 7/8 in x 12 in x 2 7/8 in; 22.5425 cm x 30.48 cm x 7.3025 cm
Object Name:
Balance
Object Type:
Scales
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
1876
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
ID Number:
CH.309128.01
Catalog number:
309128.01
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
175,597
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Platform Scale

Maker:
E. and T. Fairbanks and Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 36 3/4 in x 27 3/4 in x 13 in; 93.345 cm x 70.485 cm x 33.02 cm
overall; base: 3 in x 35 1/4 in x 26 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 89.535 cm x 67.31 cm
overall; platform: 3 in x 16 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 41.275 cm x 19.05 cm
overall; scale: 2 3/4 in x 13 in x 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 33.02 cm x 1.27 cm
overall; lightbulb box: 1 1/4 in x 4 1/8 in x 3/4 in; 3.175 cm x 10.4775 cm x 1.905 cm
overall; lightbulb card: 3 in x 5 in x 1 in; 7.62 cm x 12.7 cm x 2.54 cm
overall; bag of weights: 5 in x 3 in x 1 in; 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm x 2.54 cm
overall; wagon: 6 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 19 in; 15.875 cm x 22.225 cm x 48.26 cm
overall; stand: 10 in x 13 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 33.655 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
Platform Scale
Object Type:
Scales
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Saint Johnsbury
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
Credit Line:
E. and T. Fairbanks
ID Number:
CH.309902
Catalog number:
309902
Accession number:
109993
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Balance

Measurements:
beam: 8 1/4 in; 20.955 cm
base: 6 1/2 in; 16.51 cm
overall: scale: 8 in x 15 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in; 20.32 cm x 40.005 cm x 17.145 cm
overall: weight: 4 1/4 in x 2 in; 10.795 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
Scale, Beam, Howe, Single Plate
Object Type:
Scales
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Rutland
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
around 1900
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Cornell University
ID Number:
CH.318260
Catalog number:
318260
Accession number:
231262
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Balance

Maker:
National Scale Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 19 1/4 in x 21 1/2 in x 12 1/4 in; 48.895 cm x 54.61 cm x 31.115 cm
overall: scale: 18 7/8 in x 21 3/4 in x 12 1/4 in; 47.9425 cm x 55.245 cm x 31.115 cm
overall: pan holder: 9 in x 7 in x 7 3/4 in; 22.86 cm x 17.78 cm x 19.685 cm
Object Name:
scale
Object Type:
Scales
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
early twentieth century
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
ID Number:
CH.325696
Catalog number:
325696
Accession number:
256204
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Steelyard

Maker:
E. and T. Fairbanks and Company  Search this
Measurements:
weight 1: 6.4 cm; x 2 1/2 in
weight 2: 3/8 in; .9525 cm
weight hanger: 21 cm; 8 1/4 in
level: 2 in; 5.08 cm
each hanger hook: 29 cm x 5 cm x 81 cm; 11 7/16 in x 1 15/16 in x 31 7/8 in
overall: 10.2 cm x 28 cm x 89 cm; 4 in x 11 in x 35 1/16 in
overall in case: 4 in x 34 3/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 10.16 cm x 88.265 cm x 28.575 cm
Object Name:
Steelyard
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Saint Johnsbury
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
mid-twentieth century
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
Credit Line:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
ID Number:
CH.330611
Catalog number:
330611
Accession number:
295380
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Mill Scale

Maker:
Howe Scale Company  Search this
Measurements:
weights 4-12: 1 1/16 in x 5/16 in; 2.69875 cm x .79375 cm
weights 2, 3: 5/8 in x 5/16 in; 1.5875 cm x .79375 cm
weight hanger: 14 in x 5/16 in; 35.56 cm x .79375 cm
weight 1: 3/8 in x 5/16 in; .9525 cm x .79375 cm
overall: 91.5 cm x 102 cm x 152 cm; 36 in x 40 3/16 in x 59 13/16 in
overall: 36 in x 54 in x 39 in; 91.44 cm x 137.16 cm x 99.06 cm
Object Name:
Mill Scale, Portable, Howe, 10,000 Lbs. Capacity
mill scale, portable
Object Type:
Scales
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Rutland
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Credit Line:
Transfer from General Services Administration
ID Number:
CH.330612
Catalog number:
330612
Accession number:
295173
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Grain Testing Scale

Maker:
Fairbanks  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, brass (overall material)
Measurements:
beam: 38.7 cm x 8.4 cm x 3.2 cm; 15 1/4 in x 3 5/16 in x 1 1/4 in
scale: 20 cm x 11.8 cm; 7 7/8 in x 4 5/8 in
overall; beam: 12 1/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in; 30.7975 cm x 8.89 cm x 4.445 cm
overall; measure: 4 1/2 in x 6 in x 4 3/4 in; 11.43 cm x 15.24 cm x 12.065 cm
Object Name:
Scale
Balance
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Saint Johnsbury
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
late nineteenth century
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
Credit Line:
Ruth M. Parks
ID Number:
1986.0566.01
Accession number:
1986.0566
Catalog number:
1986.0566.01
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Balance

Maker:
Fairbanks  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, iron (overall material)
metal, brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 33.6 cm x 18.1 cm x 15.8 cm; 13 1/4 in x 7 1/8 in x 6 1/4 in
Object Name:
Balance
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Saint Johnsbury
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
Credit Line:
Ross Sellers
ID Number:
1986.0354.09
Accession number:
1986.0354
Catalog number:
1986.0354.09
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Balance

Maker:
National Scale Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 67.3 cm x 80 cm x 52 cm; 26 1/2 in x 31 1/2 in x 20 1/2 in
overall; scale: 26 1/2 in x 31 1/2 in x 19 1/2 in; 67.31 cm x 80.01 cm x 49.53 cm
Object Name:
Balance
Object Type:
Scales
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
1900-1950
early 20th century
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of City of New York
ID Number:
1983.0514.02
Catalog number:
1983.0514.02
Accession number:
1983.0514
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Platform Scale

Maker:
E. and T. Fairbanks and Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 61 cm x 49.5 cm x 54.5 cm; 24 in x 19 1/2 in x 21 7/16 in
overall: 23 3/4 in x 19 in x 21 5/8 in; 60.325 cm x 48.26 cm x 54.9275 cm
Object Name:
Balance
platform scale
Object Type:
Scales
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Saint Johnsbury
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
around 1925
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of City of New York
ID Number:
1983.0514.05
Catalog number:
1983.0514.05
Accession number:
1983.0514
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Balance

Maker:
Howe Scale Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 23.5 cm x 22.3 cm x 48.2 cm; 9 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 19 in
Object Name:
Balance
Object Type:
Scales
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Rutland
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
around 1925
around 1900
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of City of New York
ID Number:
1983.0514.10
Catalog number:
1983.0514.10
Accession number:
1983.0514
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Even Arm Balance

Maker:
E. and T. Fairbanks and Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 23.5 cm x 77.2 cm x 30.5 cm; 9 1/4 in x 30 3/8 in x 12 in
each plate: 30.5 cm; x 12 in
overall: 10 1/8 in x 30 in x 12 1/4 in; 25.7175 cm x 76.2 cm x 31.115 cm
Object Name:
Balance
Object Type:
Balances
Place made:
United States: Vermont, Saint Johnsbury
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of City of New York
ID Number:
1983.0514.15
Catalog number:
1983.0514.15
Accession number:
1983.0514
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