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    Howe Scale Company Records, 1868-1963.
     
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    Creator: 
    Howe Scale Co. (creator).
    Title: 
    Howe Scale Company Records, 1868-1963.
    Phy. Description: 
    32 cu. ft.: 15 record boxes, 44 volumes.
    6 document boxes.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Frank M. Strong, Vergennes, Vermont, invented the Howe Scale. In 1856, with Thomas Ross, Strong obtained his first patent, which became the first outstanding scale improvement in America, and the foundation of the present business. The first scale with the improved ball bearing was installed at Vernon Village Mills, Oenida County, N.Y., 1856. In 1858 Howe began to win awards consistently at fairs and exhibitions, and by 1859 had no competition. At the Paris Exposition, 1867, Howe took first prizes.
    Scope and Content: 
    Records of various companies, some of which eventually merged into the Howe Scale Company: corporate records, minutes, charters, legal documents, stock certificate books, and correspondence; sales records, newsletters, inter-branch correspondence, catalogs and price lists; financial records, ledgers, journals; cash books, inventories, reports, trial balances with recapitulations; photographs; specifications; and news clippings.
    Organization: 
    Divided into six series: (1) Corporate Records, 1868-1953; (2) Sales Records, 1928-1960; (3) Financial Records, 1883-1928; (4) Photographic Scrapbooks, 1887-1925; (5) Specifications, 1890-1927; (6) Clippings.
    Provenance: 
    Transferred from the Division of Physical Sciences, 1983/02/03.
    Finding aids: 
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    Subject-Topical: 
    Scales (Weighing instruments)
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Vermont
    Subject-Name: 
    Strong, Frank M. (inventor).
    Ross, Thomas, (inventor).
    Form / Genre: 
    Photographs -- 20th century
    Minutes
    Correspondence -- 1930-1950
    Charters
    Legal documents
    Stock certificate books
    Sales records
    Specifications
    Clippings
    Ledgers (account books)
    Journals (accounts)
    Cashbooks
    Newsletters
    Inventories
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Item Information
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    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0004Add Copy to MyList

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