The American Weigh - The Christopher K. Steele Collection

Media
Press Releases
11.17.2017 - Ruth K. Meyer: Chicago’s Art Deco Penny Scales at the 2017 Conference of the International Council of Museums
01.01.2013 - National Inventors Hall of Fame Extends Exercising Ingenuity in Fitness and Health Exhibit Through December 2013
10.01.2011 - Exercising Ingenuity in Fitness and Health - The National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum
03.20.2010 - Exhibition sets new attendance record
01.20.2010 - Press release for The Ohio State University Urban Arts Space - Feb. 2 through March 7, 2010
 
Media Coverage

ABC 6 On Your Side - 12.10.2019

Broad and High - 12.10.2013

TIMELINE, Ohio Historical Society’s October-December 2011 issue, honors the American Penny Scale with a 14 page cover article titled, The American Weigh. Text was written by art historian Ruth K. Meyer, Ph.D. Nineteen of the collection’s fun and colorful, mechanical wonders, dating from 1891 to1991, are highlighted along with many items from the Christopher K. Steele Collection’s ephemera archive.

You can purchase the magazine here: http://www.ohiohistorystore.com/Timeline-Magazine-284-Oct-Dec-2011-P8636C45.aspx

WOSU ArtZine video
Antique Week Eastern Addition Cover Story: A Penny for Your Weight by Karen Edwards - 4.4.2011 (This same article also appeared in Antique Week Central and Antique West)
FOX DC coverage of the Inventors Hall Of Fame Museum (no longer available)
American Profile Magazine, 1.2.2011 issue, Circulation 10 million
L.A. Times front page article - 8.18.2010
L.A. Times audio slide show - 8.18.2010
NBC Channel 4
Columbus Business First
Associated Press - 2.22.2010
Home and Away Magazine - January / February 2010 issue
Voice of America (no longer available)
Voice of America mp3 audio (no longer available)
The Columbus Dispatch (no longer available)
SNP Tri-Village News (no longer available)
The Other Paper (no longer available)
The Ohio State University Alumni Magazine
WOSU radio (no longer available)
Toledo Art Museum Centennial Exhibit - 3.24.2002
NPR Radio Morning Edition Carl Kasell - 1984
 
Hollywood Embraced the Penny Scale - Part I
Hollywood Embraced the Penny Scale - Part II

Video

The video below is a historic penny scale film shot by Nat Raizner circa 1945 in the Bronx and Manhattan across from five drugstores. This film was used to convince merchants that penny scales in vestibules did not impede traffic in and out of stores.