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    Posted 6 years ago

    Johnny3boy
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    I have not been able to find another example of this beauty, hoping someone can help with a date of manufacturer.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Wha a t'ing ! Neat. In pounds, it appears ? Welcome to CyberAsylum ! Aka: CW. No patent date anywhere ?
    2. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      There is a number right there - in front of the standing plate. 3734? 3784?
    3. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      I bet it's a Fairbanks.
    4. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      They call them rolling platform scales. But yours is also a double beam sliding scale.
    5. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      I wonder if the scroll was added later?
    6. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Here's one - but it look earlier.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Howe-54-54-Scale-Steel-Oak-Platform-Antique-HTF-Rare-Unique-Great-Cond-/252282179975
    7. Johnny3boy, 6 years ago
      The number is 2784 and may be for the base only? It looks very original including the scroll.
    8. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Doe sit say it's a Howwe? Here's a Fairbanks with scroll, but the scroll says Fairbanks. Your scroll looks like a house scroll - and of a later period. It looks Arts & Crafts period to me - or Craftsman period.

      http://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2739T/lots/1343
    9. Johnny3boy, 6 years ago
      It says Howe on the beam.
    10. Johnny3boy, 6 years ago
      The Fairbanks one is very similar, I'll take a closer look at the scroll for any more clues.
    11. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Contact the University of Vermont. They have catalogs from 1870-1960.

      http://cdi.uvm.edu/findingaids/collection/howescale.ead.xml
    12. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Here it is - and I was right - the scroll was added later.

      https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/16962274_howe-mahogany-and-brass-doctors-scale
    13. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      2784 is probably a part number.
    14. Johnny3boy, 6 years ago
      I will do that Celiene, the last 2 digits of the patent date are obscured
      (Nov. 11 18__) and no marks on the scroll. Thanks for your input!
    15. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Wait - it IS #2784. That's the only thing they have in the description. Your weight mechanism looks different, though.

      "HOWE MAHOGANY AND BRASS DOCTOR'S SCALE, No: 2784; height: 58 inches"
    16. iweighu, 3 years ago
      These "Portable Platform Scales with Crown Beam, Agate Bearings and Wheels were shown on page 42 of Howe's 1921 Catalog. The bracket is original to the scale as is the brass platform.

      Weigh Daily!!!

      Bill & Jan Berning

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