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Scale, Cylinder


Accession number: 1997.001.002
Date: 1923 – 1933
Materials: Cast iron; Spring steel; Glass; Chrome electro-plating; Paint
Measurements: 48.5 cm W x 79 cm H x 46 cm DepthBarrel D = 25.0 cm
Model: Style 144
Patent: June 24 1913
Group: Business Machines
Narrative:

Used in a general store in Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia. Appears to have suffered fire damage. The plate on which products to be wheighed would be placed is missing, probably destroyed in the fire, since it would have been made of glass. The Computing Scale Co. started manufacturing scales in 1891, in Dayton, Ohio, changed their name to Dayton Scale Co. in 1923 and was manufacturing scales under that name at least until 1929. (Source Bill and Jan Berning http://en.allexperts.com/q/Collectibles-General-Antiques-682/Dayton-Computing-Scale.htm)

Description: Black painted iron frame topped by chrome decorated glass faced cylinder; DAYTON on Barrel Front
History of Use: Used in a general store in Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia. Damaged in a fire. The donor replaced the computation scale inside the barrel destroyed by fire with a hand-written one
Manufacturer: Dayton Scale Company