The American Weigh - The Christopher K. Steele Collection

Ingenuity in Fitness and Health
The National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum

Dates:Friday, October 14th, 2011 through December 2013
Hours:Monday through Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday: Noon to 5:00 PM
(closed on Sundays and federal holidays.)
Location:The National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum
Address:600 Dulany, Madison Building, Alexandria, VA
Phone:(571) 272-0095
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Click here to see the American Penny Scales exhibition history.

The American Weigh : Christopher Steele Collection
The Ohio State University Urban Arts Space

Dates:Feb. 2 – March 7, 2010
Hours:Tuesday–Saturday: 11am to 6pm    Thursday: 11 am to 8pm
Special Hours Sunday March 7th 11am to 6pm for Arnold’s Sports Festival 2010
Location:50 W. Town St., Columbus, Ohio 43215 (in the former Lazarus Building)

See photos on Larry Hamill Photography


Exhibit sponsored by AAA, Mettler Toledo

"I've had the pleasure of seeing the collection and it certainly will appeal to everyone, from Americana buffs to industrial design connoisseurs. And I'm sure many of our AAA members will recall fondly seeing penny scales like these while idling along their town's Main Street in the family sedan. We're happy to be a small part of bringing this American treasure to the OSU Urban Arts Space downtown," said Kent Rambo, Vice President of Marketing for AAA Ohio Auto Club

The collection includes an extensive media archive described by the Smithsonian as a valuable asset for future scholars studying twentieth century community life. Samples of this ephemera will be included in this exhibition.

All references from, The American Weigh at the Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1983-4. The catalogue of the exhibition of 27 penny scales was published by the Taft Museum, and included an essay by Ruth K. Meyer, Director. The Taft Museum grants use of the title to Christopher Steele. Christopher Steele extends a heartfelt thank you to the Taft for the continued use of this title.