SCALES ON THIRD STREET
The 3rd Street photo with this article clearly shows a large scale at the west edge of the street. This letter dated August 28, 1905 and addressed to the Village Mayor and council explains the presence of the scales
It states “To the Honorable Mayor and Councilmen, Waterville, Ohio. Gentlemen: I hereby ask your Honorable body for permission to put in a pair of wagon scales on the west side of Third Street, between Wood and Mechanic Streets. If my request is granted, the Corporation will have use of the scales free of any charge. Respectfully, submitted for your consideration. This 28th day of August 1905. Yours Respy, Chas. F. Patton, con”
It is not clear why it is written on Waterville Hardware and Supply letterhead. Perhaps Mr. Witte was the owner or the supplier of the wagon scales.