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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Vintage Scales


What a great way to spend your day visiting with Coloradolady at Vintage Thingies Thursday. Invite your friends, and come on over for a great time.





This is a Model 404, Toledo scale. It is white porcelain and very heavy.
Scale will measure 1 cent and 2 cent graduations and up to 3 pounds.




I has no springs with honest weight.


I purchased these scales in the 80's at an antique mall in Jackson, Tennessee. I just use it as anothere dust catcher on a dry sink in what I call my antique room.


This little vintage scale is a Hanson Viking Jr., Model 890. It is a 25 pound spring balance model. I figure it was used as a fish or mail box scale.


Did you know in 1933, you could buy a pair of double bed sheets for .67 cents. My how time has changed!

23 comments:

Postcardy said...

Nice scales.

You left the "blogspot" off your url link.

Keetha Broyles said...

Love the scales.

SIXTY-SEVEN CENTS!!!!!!! Oh my, you can't even buy a candy bar with that today!!!

Coloradolady said...

I fixed your link... :)

Love your scales....It would have a great home here...with all my collections!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

So much has changed since then...ahhh wouldn't it be nice to go back to some of it. I love your scales, I have a lot of dust catchers that I won't part with.
Molly

Sarah said...

Your scale is a beautiful dust catcher! I have a lot of those...dust catchers not scales!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow.. porcelain made scale.. never see one.. I love vintage scales and I got few in my collection.. now you give me ideas what to share in next VTT.. thank you so much for sharing and happy VTT

Virginia said...

Lovely old scales!

Jan Ely said...

Wow, I bet that large scale is pretty rare--haven't seen one like before!

Kelly said...

Wonderful scales. Do you keep them in the kitchen? ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Elizabeth said...

Neat idea for a collection!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i've got lots of vintage dust catchers too & i wouldn't be without them hahaha..your scales are wonderful :)

Marie Reed said...

Wow! What a beaut of a scale!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I too have a scale collection, but none as heavy as that first baby. Thanks for sharing and Happy Vintage Thingies Thursday.

mannequin said...

Those are very nice. I don't exactly know why but I love to look at old scales in antique shops. I own a couple of vintage ones but none that nice!

Bea said...

As I was dusting yesterday, I thought how quickly the chore would go if I didn't have so much stuff. My next thought was how boring our house would look without all my wonderful junk.

I have been looking for vintage scales. Yours are wonderful.

Susan said...

Love the scales. I wonder how many women passed up buying sheets because they were too expensive? New sheets were probably a luxury in 1933.

Protector of Vintage said...

I enjoyed viewing your great collection of vintage scales! Thanks for sharing.

Miri said...

Great scales!

CC said...

How wonderful your scales are. And imagine those sheets would have been expensive back then. Have a great VTT

Brenda said...

I've never even seen any like these! How interesting to see them. On a "scale" of 1-10, I'd give you a 10!
Brenda

Roslyn said...

yes yes yes, those are charming!

the wild raspberry said...

old scales are one of the coolest things to collect!
thanks for sharing.
chasity

Ruby said...

The post is great. Scales have always been fascinating. Yours are neat! I love reading the comments.