Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS783329 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 21, 1905
Filing dateMay 21, 1904
Priority dateMay 21, 1904
Publication numberUS 783329 A, US 783329A, US-A-783329, US783329 A, US783329A
InventorsMellvin Arvine Sweet
Original AssigneeMellvin Arvine Sweet
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 783329 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

No. 783,329. PATENTED FEB. 21, 1906. M. A. SWEET.




WM WM Witweooeo UNITED STATES Patented February 21, 1905.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 783,329, dated February 21, 1905.

Application filed May 21, 1904. Serial No. 209,005-

T 0 (all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, IVIELLVIN ARVIN E SWEET, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Binghamton, in the county of Broorne and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in VVeighing-Scales, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to an improvement in weighing scales, and more particularly to what may be termed domestic scales, for use in the kitchen and pantry, the object being to provide portable scales for this purpose compact in arrangement and capable of being entirely incased when not in use, whereby they are protected and kept clean and in convenient condition for moving them about or storing them away.

Vith these objects in view my invention consists in weighing scales in combination with a box in which they are mounted and which forms a support for them and whereby they are inclosed and rendered convenient for the purposes sought.

My invention further consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations of parts, which will be hereinafter described, and pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a view in perspective with the box open and the scales in condition for weighing. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section, and Fig. 3 is a plan view, of the box, showing a portion of the cover only, the latter being partly open.

A represents a box, and B is the cover hinged thereto in the usual manner. In the construction shown the scales are located in the cover, and hence the body of the box in this instance really serves as a cover. Obviously this is subject to modification, however, and I have only shown one of several possible forms.

The numeral 1 indicates a cross-bar supported at its ends in cleats 2 2, secured to the sides of the cover. The beam 3 of the scale is pivoted, by means of the usual knife-edged bearings 4 4, in the bearings 5 5 on this crossbar. On the beam the usual slide-weights 6 and 7 are located. The outer end of the beam operates in a guard 8, which limits its movement.

The pan 9 is pivotally supported on knifeedged bearings 10 10 in the bearings 11 11, and the stem 12, depending from the pan, is connected by a link 13 with a lug 14c, depending from the cross-bar, the link being pivoted at each end. This is one of a largevariety of scales which might be employed and is merely selected as a preferred construction.

In the body of the box three blocks 16, 17, and 18 are preferably secured, the blocks 16 and 17 adapted to shut down upon the ends of the cleats 2 2 and the block 18 upon the pan when the box is closed, thereby holding the scales in position and preventing their being dropped therefrom or dislocated or, in fact, injured in any manner when the box is moved about or even if it happens to be tipped over or rest upon its side.

Any fastening means, such as a hook 20, may be employed for keeping the box closed.

An article of this description is most convenientfor domestic purposes because of its compact location and the fact that the box always afiords a means of support as well as protection and convenient mode of carrying the scales.

It is evident that slight changes might be resorted to in the form and arrangement of the several parts described without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention, and hence I do not wish to limit myself to the exact construction herein set forth; but,

Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. The combination with a box and cover, one having notched cleats, of a cross-bar removably supported in said cleats, a scale-beam pivoted on the cross-bar and blocks in the other part of the box in position to engage the cleats or cross-bar when the box is closed whereby to retain the latter in position in the cleats.

2. The combination with a box and cover hinged together, one having notched cleats, of a cross-bar removably supported in said cleats,

a scale-beam pivoted on the cross-bar and In testimony whereof I have signed this blocks in the other part of the box in position specification 1n the presence of two subscribto engage the cleats 0r cross-bar When the box ing Witnesses.

is closed whereby to retain the latter in posi- MELLVIN ARVIQN E SWEE' 5 tion in the cleats, and a block in position to \Vitnesses:

engage the scale-pan to hold the latter in po- \VILLIAM \V. FARLEY,

sition when the box is closed. J AMES DAYTON.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4610324 *Jul 5, 1985Sep 9, 1986Joseph MexicotteCourier clipboard and scale case
US4744428 *Sep 29, 1986May 17, 1988Knotter David GScale
US5046322 *May 8, 1989Sep 10, 1991Kent-Moore CorporationElectronic refrigerant transfer scale
US6509534Nov 20, 2000Jan 21, 2003Mohan ThadaniPortable scale
US6600110Oct 1, 2001Jul 29, 2003Gram PrecisionPortable digital readout scale
Cooperative ClassificationG01G19/002