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Health-o-Meter weight scale

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Dates
1929
1940
circa 1929-1940
Collection
Morrison Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
016005001
Description
Step-on portable Health-o-Meter weight scale by Continental Scale Works; green painted metal body with raised 21.0 cm diameter dome shaped glass enclosed circular scale measurement guide printed on paper; black rubber ribbed top; measures in pounds from 0 to 249.
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Accession Number
016005001
Collection
Morrison Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Diet, Reducing
Description
Step-on portable Health-o-Meter weight scale by Continental Scale Works; green painted metal body with raised 21.0 cm diameter dome shaped glass enclosed circular scale measurement guide printed on paper; black rubber ribbed top; measures in pounds from 0 to 249.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to owner's husband's grandfather, Dr. James Willis Mackie, a graduate of Queens Faculty of Medicine program in its earliest years and was the local doctor of Lansdowne, Ontario for many years until his death in 1950.
Maker
Continental Scale works
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1929
1940
circa 1929-1940
Date Remarks
Pat'd date
Material
metal: green
rubber: black
glass: transparent
ink: black, green, red
Inscriptions
Printed on scale measurent guide: "MADE IN U.S.A. // Health-o-Meter // REGISTERED TRADE MARK // PAT'D OCT 8, 1929 No. 79,578 // OTHER PZTENTS PENDING // CONTINENTAL SCALE WORKS // CHICAGO, ILL. // NOT LEGAL FOR TRADE"; Printed on sticker: "THE J. F HARTZ CO. LIMITED // SICK ROOM SUPPLIES // TORONTO & MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-1
Length
40.0 cm
Width
24.6 cm
Height
18.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Scale still works, metal is heavily rusted in some parts, scuffed and paint chipped, paint spots on black rubber top, inside scale paper yellowing
Images
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