Saint Johnsbury in Caledonia County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
First American Platform Scale
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° 25.074′ N, 72° 1.67′ W. Marker is in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, in Caledonia County. Marker is at the intersection of Western Avenue (U.S. 2) and Mount Vernon Street, on the right when traveling east on Western Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Western Avenue, Saint Johnsbury VT 05819, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Johnsbury Trade School (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named First American Platform Scale (approx. 2.5 miles away); Northeastern Speedway (approx. 5 miles away); Greenbank's Hollow (approx. 5.4 miles away); Thaddeus Stevens (approx. 5.6 miles away); 1st Normal School The Comerford Development at Fifteen Mile Falls (approx. 7.6 miles away); Theodore N. Vail (approx. 8.1 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is located in front of the Fairbanks Inn. It is identical to the marker located 2.5 miles away in front of the Fairbanks-Morse Platform Scale factory.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Thaddeus Fairbanks. (Submitted on October 1, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Industry & Commerce •
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