Fairbanks Scales

Location: St. Johnsbury
Tag(s): Industry
Historical Category: Technology History
Video Date: 12/21/17

The Fairbanks Scale company grew out of desire to weigh farm products without unloading the goods off a wagon. Thaddeus Fairbanks developed the platform scale that could weigh the entire wagon accurately. The company sold their scales worldwide and brought wealth and resources to Saint Johnsbury.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 (www.mychamplainvalley.com) and the Vermont Historical Society.

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