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The Tale of the ScaleAn Odyssey of Invention$
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Solly Angel

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195158687

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.001.0001

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It's Beautiful, Now Make It Accurate

It's Beautiful, Now Make It Accurate

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(p.89) 10 It's Beautiful, Now Make It Accurate
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The Tale of the Scale
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Solly Angel

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0010

By early 1988, Solly Angel already had a patent application pending and a novel design for a personal scale, and he was resolved to make New York City into his home base for the scale venture. The most critical part of the plan would be the assembly of a working prototype of a thin and lightweight scale that actually measured weight. All of the experiments, both at Harry's and at Altas', were conducted with large batteries or with an external power supply. He traveled to Amsterdam with a working prototype of the thin scale. For a moment there in Groningen, the scale quest was transformed into a struggle for the liberation of the suffering masses from the vacillating tyranny of scales that did not care enough about their users to tell them the honest truth, even if it were the simple fact of their correct weight, or the correct change in their weight since they last weighed themselves.

Keywords:   thin scale prototype, Groningen, lightweight scale prototype, Solly Angel

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