Scales : A century of weighing babies, medicines, and gold
Object ID Number:
EH101165
Object Name:
Scale
Type:
Infant Scale
Manufacturer:
Hanson Brothers Scale Co.
Date of Manufacture:
1928/ /
Manufactured from:
1925
Manufactured to:
1935
Description / History:
This wicker–cribbed, white painted metal, infant scale was manufactured by the Hanson Brothers Scale Company and is called the Hanson Nursery Scale. This model contains a wicker crib to hold the infant while being weighed. The scale contains no visible weights. The weight of the infant is read via a meter and a clock hand pointing to the weight in pounds and ounces. The scale can measure up to 24 lbs 15 oz. A listing of average weights for girls and boys is recorded on the meter. A list of patents that cover of scale are also recorded on the meter. The most recent patent recorded was published in 1928 and was invented by Marius H. Hansen and assigned to Hanson Brothers.

Dimensions:
H–13.5 W–12.5 L–23.75 inches
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