From her garage in Saint Joseph, Michigan, Lisa from the UpScale Scale shows us how the mechanism for an UpScale is assembled.
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, it lowers it 6 1/2 inches and pushes it away from the 4 1/2 inches. To do this and maintain a compact package, 6 parts that pivot about 7 rivets are required.
Riveting is a cost effective and very robust method of joining parts. Lisa takes us through the steps it takes to rivet all 6 parts on her 1987 National Rivet Model 800 that she calls Rosie.
At The UpScale Scale, we're the only manufacturer producing a bathroom scale storage device that also focuses on use.