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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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Go West, Young Man!

Go West, Young Man!

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(p.21) 3 Go West, Young Man!
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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/9780195158687.003.0003

In May 1987, Solly Angel made an American journey and his major stop was the City of Rolling Hills, California, where Tommy Heinsheimer was the mayor. He was also a brilliant, self-assured, and rather dismissive aerospace engineer. He laughed at the scale project. After this, Angel had two leads: a company he found in the Thomas Register, Transducer Techniques, that was located in Rancho, California, within driving distance of Rolling Hills; and an old Bangkok hand, also called Tom, who was an electronics engineer and lived in New Hampshire. Going to Transducer Techniques resulted in the idea of a thin load cell, but there was still confusion on how it would work.

Keywords:   thin load cell, Transducer Techniques, Tommy Heinsheimer, Rolling Hills, California, Solly Angel

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