19th Century Grand Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scale

2002-91254 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

14.5H x 28W x 13D

Location: Dallas

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19th Century Grand Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scale made by Force Company, is rated for 10 kilograms, or about 22 lbs.  The shallow brass pan on the left was for standardized weights, and the bowl style brass pot on the right for the product to be weighed.  Such scales were ubiquitous in a wide variety of stores for centuries in Europe and in the Americas, and the makers of such scales were understandably very cognizant of their reputations.  This example features a rich green painted finish with gold trim.
Circa 1880s
Measures 14.5H x 28W x 13D