From her garage in Saint Joseph, Michigan, Lisa from ScaleDoctors shows us how the mechanism for an UpScale is assembled. Note we moved to Horseheads, New York in 2020.
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UpScale isn't a simple hinge, meaning it does more than just rotate. To move a scale from the stored position above the baseboard, to the use position on the floor, your scale needs to transition through 3 movements. It does rotate 90 degrees, but in addition, its being lowers it 6 1/2 inches and pushed away from the wall 4 1/2 inches. A complex mechanism is required. This mechanism is made up of 6 parts and 7 rivets. Each rivet acts as a pivot joint.
Riveting is a cost effective and very robust method of joining parts. Lisa shows us the steps it takes to rivet all 6 parts on her 1987 National Rivet Model 800 that she calls Rosie.
At ScaleDoctors.com, we're the only manufacturer producing a bathroom scale storage device that also focuses on use.