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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Another Antique Scales

While unpacking the boxes left in the garage, I came across another one of the antique scales that I have.  I thought I would keep it out and create a vignette of scales.




 This is a candy or confection scale.  Remember those.  They had a big scooped bin to hold all your goodies.


 My mom bought this one in El Cajon, Calif. when a small grocery story there closed.  It was certified for correct weight in 1955 for the last time.  I think she bought it that same year.  This model was made in l936, so it was used for quite a while.


 The back not only shows you the weight, but it calculates the price.  That is if you know how to read it.  I havn't figured it out.


 This smaller candy scale I have shown you many times before.  I love it's brass basket and how old it is.  This one was made somewhere around 1920.


 This one says you can weight it and calculate the price too.  I don't know how to do that on this one either, but I think it is fascinating.


 The egg scale is calculating something too.  On the side it shows points.  I don't know what that was for, but isn't it fun to see all of these old things and try to figure it out.


Nice to get this one unpacked and have it on display again.  I  had forgotten all about it.


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34 comments:

  1. Oh Marty I have scale envy. I have been wanting to find an old one for the kitchen and an egg one too now that I have the chickens. I love that you have them all together and with the charming eggs of course.

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  2. Hi darling.. oh my goodness I'm green so green with envy... what a beauty you have. I've been searching for months on ebay.... glad you brought it out to enjoy.. hugs ~lynne~

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  3. Fantastic Collection. I love your close-ups of the seal with the date and the computing graphs/scale! Love how you have them displayed!!

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  4. I need to go shopping in your garage boxes! How could you forget you had that????? Oh, how I love scales. Fun, fun!!

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  5. This is just what we all love, Marty, old vintage scales. Although I have not purchased my first one yet, it's fun to see this one of yours in a beautiful vignette of other scales. This one is quite large also. They remind me of the old Norman Rockwell paintings with the children getting their candy weighed in a sweet shop. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us. I'm glad you found it again!

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  6. Your scales are all so neat Marty! I love the candy scale--so unique!

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  7. Hi Marty.

    Thanks for sharing your scales. The white scale with its bounty of fresh fruit is wonderful. I am finding my small collection of scales is growing, they are great for displays and I love the pure vintage-ness of metal scales.

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  8. Wonderful collection ! Have a good day !

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  9. That is a nice collection of scales you have. I have a green egg scale, but now I'm wondering where I have it stored. hehehe You always make such pretty vignettes. I enjoy seeing them.

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  10. Wow, Miss Marty, what an awesome collection!!! Just priceless!

    Have a blessed Sunday!

    nancy

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  11. Marty, your scales are amazing! You always have the greatest accents! That first scale reminds me of the ones that used to be in Sears and JCPenney when they sold candy, nuts and popcorn in the front of the store! Memories!

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  12. What a great collection Marty! Love your vignette!!

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  13. They are just lovely. I love how you used the one to hold fruit!

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  14. Hi Marty! Oh, how I love your scales! Yours are in such great shape too. I've been on the lookout! Love your vignette.
    Hope Mr. Stroll has had a great Father's Day.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  15. I remember those scales from when I was a child. And I remember the nuts -- we liked them freshly cooked and still hot -- THOSE were the best!

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  16. Marty these scales are just beautiful and so unique. I have about four scales but none compares to these. What treasures. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Marty,
    What a unique and fasinating collection of scales you have, dear friend! In time, you'll figure them out, but for now the vignette on your counter is stunning!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  18. Je ne connaissais pas ce genre de balance. Je n'en avais jamais vu auparavant.
    Merci pour ces belles photos.
    Gros bisous à vous.

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  19. Great scales Marty....they look wonderful in your kitchen....I have family in El Cajon...small world!!....
    Have a wonderful week!!....

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  20. What a great scale. I have never seen one like it ,Thanks marty I love it.

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  21. What a lovely set of scales Marty - you certainly got the 'balance' right for that vignette ;o)
    Rose H
    x

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  22. Love the fruit in that big scoop scale, Marty! You've got a nice assortment of scales. I think they look great on the corner of the island like that. Love the height the wheat adds, too.

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  23. Great collection of scales, and interesting facts. I just bought my first scale a couple of months ago and just started using it since I now have the room and plan to show it today for Tabletop Tuesday. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  24. Marty,

    Your collection of scales is wonderful! I've yet to find one in good condition at a reasonable price. Love the vignette using them.

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  25. LOVE your scales.. Very wonderful and great condition.. :)) LOVE.. Stopping in via Thee Networking Blog Hop! Officially a happy follower here with smiles.. Excited to indulge more and look around a bit. Hope you will stop in and visit my blog as well ~ Very lovely and inspiring space here.. Wishing you a beautiful start to your week.. xo ~ Marilyn( hop co-host) via http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com ..

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  26. I love those Marty! I have a couple, but not as unique as though. You make me want to go hit some antique stores :) Have a wonderful Monday!

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  27. Oh how wonderful! What a nice addition to your kitchen.

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  28. These are so unique...and I love the stack of wheat and your beautiful countertops!!

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  29. Awesome scales Marty. You really lucked out on these. They are quite different too.

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  30. Oh my goodness Marty! Those are REALLY impressive!! I am your newest follower via the blog hop :)
    So happy to have found you!
    Meegan
    What Meegan Makes

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  31. Wow, that's so awesome! Thank you for sharing.

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  32. What a great scale you have. very nice. It will be more beautiful if you buy one more new scale for you then you have 2 scale, one is old and another is new .. :)

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