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    Posted 7 years ago

    fortapache
    (2569 items)

    I haven't been able to find much information on this, just people people taking a guess like me. Anyway somewhere from the 30s to the 50s.
    The main feature of this scale is the bubble magnifying glass to make it easier to see the scale numbers. Seems to work correctly.
    Carson the cat weighs 18 pounds. He is in charge of security when I am not home.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Lol. Carson the Cat Security Inc.
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 years ago
      18 lbs. cat...I won't break in...lol
    3. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      Nobody these days wants their weight magnified!! LOL.... I think you should take Carson off pantry security by the way... just sayin'....
      Love the look of this piece.
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Hi apache! I actually had one of these, sorry to disappoint you but I can't remember exact details, but you're very close. What I did with mine was clean it up, paint it red and put black leather-like tack on it...it came out so very good, even if I do say so myself...

      Sold it for a grip too and when I find another, I'll keeep it.

      If you want me to do the same for yours, let me know! I'd be happy to:)
    5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      I just found plenty of them, they say 1950's but I personally think it's much older! Sorry I can't copy the link. Type in Antique detecto scale then look at "images".
    6. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much shareurpassion. Hopefully I can find an exact match from someone who knows for certain. I think it is late 30s myself, perhaps I'll say 1935-1950.
    7. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      You're always welcome :) Hope you find the exact match soon!!!
    8. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four and Carson thanks you.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much kerry10456
    10. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much trunkman. Carson is just big boned.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you again shareurpassion. I still need to do more research. Had a couple other items I had to look up.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you
      austrohungaro
      geo26e
      petey
      Trey
      charmsomeone
    13. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you gargoylecollector and Manikan
    14. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you Sean68
    15. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you tom.
    16. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you PatSea.
    17. AzTom AzTom, 7 years ago
      I'm going to have to say mid 50's.
      That magnifying glass was great to fry ants with on sunny day,lol
    18. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much AzTom.

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