by/ May. 2, 2018 7am EST
The Buffalo Scale Company, 322 Exchange Street, was one of the city’s earliest large scale manufacturers, established in 1864. The company, according to a catalog, made “railroad track, depot, coal, hay, stock, dormant hopper, warehouse, platform, and counter scales, adapted to the standards of all nations.” By the 1880s, the company shipped scales to all parts of the world, making some 20,000 scales per year. The United States Government was its largest customer.
Here’s 322 Exchange Street today: