19th Century Howe Weight Scale Primitive Industrial General Store Platform 46"


$399.50

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Description

An antique cast iron and wood Howe industrial feed/grain scale. Howe scales were manufactured for one hundred five years and were invented and perfected by Frank M. Strong of Vermont. In 1856, Strong added ball bearings to Howe scales and this ingenious invention won him all of the prizes for scale technology in industrial arts at the Paris Exhibition. The company ceased operation in 1982. This feed or grain scale has a single arm under which are mounted a weigh beam with an iron weight attached which can be moved for calibration. At the end of the beam is a hook on which hangs a weight holder. The post that holds the beam holds the spring which carries the weigh beam. The platform is cast iron but the weighing platform is wood, suspended on the cast iron. Patented in 1867 & 1870. Serial Number 268547

Condition

Gently Used - Finish Loss/Scuffs/Scratches/Discoloration; Splits in Wood; Rust/Pitting/Warping/Tarnish; Wheels Locked

Dimensions

28" x 36" x 45.5"
(L x W x H)