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St Johnsbury in Caledonia County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First American Platform Scale

 
 
First American Platform Scale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
1. First American Platform Scale Marker
Inscription.
After experimenting with new types of farm equipment, plows, and stoves, Thaddeus Fairbanks invented the platform scale here in 1830. With his brothers Erastus and Joseph, he founded the company which still bears their name. Many St. Johnsbury public institutions were gifts of this talented family.
 
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Location. 44° 25.662′ N, 71° 58.698′ W. Marker is in St Johnsbury, Vermont, in Caledonia County. Marker is at the intersection of Portland Street (U.S. 2) and Spaulding Road, on the right when traveling east on Portland Street. Click for map. This marker is in front of the Fairbanks-Morse plant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2176 Portland Street, Saint Johnsbury VT 05819, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Johnsbury Trade School (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named First American Platform Scale (approx. 2.5 miles away); Northeastern Speedway (approx. 2.8 miles away); 1st Normal School (approx. 4.4 miles away); Vail Campus
Wideview of First American Platform Scale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 26, 2015
2. Wideview of First American Platform Scale Marker
Fairbanks factory is blue building to the right of the marker
(approx. 7.8 miles away); Theodore N. Vail (approx. 7.8 miles away); Greenbank's Hollow (approx. 7.9 miles away); Thaddeus Stevens (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Thaddeus Fairbanks. (Submitted on October 1, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Fairbanks Scales Billboard near the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
3. Fairbanks Scales Billboard near the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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