Компания Smith Scale из Колумбуса, штат Огайо, была основана в 1916 году для производства весов, разработанных Уолтером Стэндишем Смитом (1877-1940).
К 1930 году фирма стала Exact Weight Scale Co. Эта фирма представила этот образец Смитсоновскому институту в 1935 году. Дно разделено на секции,
чтобы можно было видеть механизм.
Rugged balance with a chrome finish, designed for commercial and industrial purposes.
The inscription on the front reads “THE EXACT WEIGHT SCALE CO., COLUMBUS, O. / ‘EXACT WEIGHT’ / MADE IN U.S.A. / U.S. PAT. NOS. NOV-8-1921 FEB-7-1922 / 1694442 / STYLE 8000.”
That on the back reads “EXACT WEIGHT / SCALE CO. / COLUMBUS, OHIO, U.S.A.” The scale reads “EXACT WEIGHT” and over/under up to two ounces. There are two 1 pound cylindrical weights.
The Smith Scale Company, of Columbus, Ohio, was established in 1916, to manufacture scales and balances designed by Walter Standish Smith (1877-1940).
By 1930 the firm had become the Exact Weight Scale Co. That firm presented this example to the Smithsonian in 1935. The bottom is sectioned so that the mechanism can be seen.
Ref: Walter S. Smith, “Weighing Scale,” U.S. Patent 1,396,668 (Nov. 8, 1921), assigned to the Smith Scale Company.Walter S. Smith, “Scale,” U.S. Patent 1,405,634 (Feb. 7, 1922),
assigned to the Smith Scale Company.
Весы компании Smith Scale Сo "EXACT WEIGHT".
Фото из ИнетаВесы, приспособленные для взвешивания мешков с семенами или другим товаром. Мешок прислонялся к вертикальной спинке, не опираясь на стойку весов.
For sale is a rare antique, 1920s era, general store scale from The Exact Weight Scale Company, Columbus Ohio. The scale serial number is 29366.
The maker's mark includes several patent dates, the most recent date being March 28, 1922. This unusual scale design measures Over and Under Ounces.
The side weight measures up to two pounds. The scale is made from Cast Aluminum. It is in excellent condition! Scale is reasonably accurate.
Overall Dimensions: 27 inches tall by 10 1/2 inches wide by 25 inches long. The round scale pan is 9 inches diameter. A must have scale for any vintage scale collector.
When I first came across this scale I thought it might a medical scale to weight toddlers because of the seat. However,
it's actually a General Store Scale used to measure sacks of seed or other products. The sack could be leaned against the seat back.
The seat back kept the sack free of the center post to prevent inaccurate measurements. The metal seat was called a bag rest.
These scales were used by companies who sold a package with a set weight such as candy. The pre-measured correct weight package was set on the pan.
Your worker then filled an empty package or sack on the bag rest until it contained an exact weight. The scale company claimed that by preventing overpacking,
the scale would pay for itself after only 2 months of use.
The Smith Scale Company, manufacturer of the Exact Weight Scales, was created in 1916 for the purpose of making scales under the patents of Walter Standish Smith.