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    Posted 5 years ago

    SpiritBear
    (813 items)

    Most of the sites say this is an 1850s-1860s meat scale. I know nothing on scales, so I'm curious about when it was made and for what it's purpose was. I picked it up thinking it to be an old fish-weighing scale.

    What is interesting about this Frary's Improved Spring Balance is that it increases by increments of 8 till it hits 40, where it then jumps to 50.

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