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Buckeye Furnace in Jackson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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Scales

 
 
Scales Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2009
1. Scales Marker
Inscription.  
Teamsters regularly delivered and picked up materials at Buckeye Furnace. The value of raw materials, such as iron ore and limestone, purchased by the furnace, as well as the pig iron to be shipped to buyers, had to be determined by weighing each load. The scales reconstructed here were used to weigh the wagons that transported the raw materials and pig iron. Teamsters drove their loads onto the platform mounted on a fulcrum. A system of levels allow the weight to register on the balance beam located in the wooden box beside the scales.
 
Erected by The Ohio Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces series list.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 3.289′ N, 82° 27.494′ W. Marker was in Buckeye Furnace, Ohio, in Jackson
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County. Marker was on Buckeye Park Road (Local Route 167), on the left when traveling south. Marker is on the grounds of the Buckeye Furnace State Memorial, adjacent to the former company store (museum). Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 123 Buckeye Park Road, Wellston OH 45692, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Scales (here, next to this marker); Furnace Communities (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckeye Furnace (1851 - 1894) (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanging Rock Region (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckeye Furnace Covered Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Casting (about 600 feet away); Stock Shed (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buckeye Furnace.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced by the linked marker.
 
Scales Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2009
2. Scales Marker
Looking northwest, with white painted former Ironmaster's House at distant left.
Scales Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2009
3. Scales Marker
Looking southeast.
Scales Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2009
4. Scales Marker
Marker is between split-rail fence and former company store.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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