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The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Solly Angel


In the mid-1980s, the author had a technological mini-vision. He saw in his mind's eye a quarter-inch thick personal scale weighing a pound, a travel scale, and he decided to make it a reality, to bring it to market. This book gives a first-person account of the process of invention and design as it unfolds in the remaking of the familiar bathroom scale. It is rare because inventors seldom have the inclination to articulate their thought processes and to recount their experiences in great detail. Angel, an urban planner by profession, had no mechanical skills as he embarked on his journey. Thi ... More

Keywords: Solly Angel, design, invention, scales, travel scale, thin scales

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195158687
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Solly Angel, author
New York University, NY