Patent Model - Improvement in Scale-Beams

Maker and role
Alfred Houghton, Patentee
Buffalo Scale Company (estab. 1860), Assignee
Production date
Mar 18 1879
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17 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 1 1/2" (43.8 x 41.3 x 3.8cm)
For weighing scales, Hougton's patent's objective "is to combine two (or more) beams into a small space, making them practically one beam, one of the beams being hinged or pivoted to the beam-head, so as to swing up and down, and with two (or more) posies thereon which will slide on or off the beam..." (Patent Number 213,332)
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