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    Posted 6 years ago

    fortapache
    (2750 items)

    Looks to be 1920s but as it has no markings other than "American Family Scale" on the dial it is hard to say. It goes up to 25 pounds.
    As this is for the home and not for legal trade it is hard to say what the purpose is. I do know they were fairly common in the past although I have never seen one used ever. Perhaps families in the past had recipes that called for 15 pounds of this and 11 pounds of that.

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    Comments

    1. mareredware mareredware, 6 years ago
      well...you could weigh a baby on it, but they would roll right off! ;)
    2. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much Thomas. It isn't legal for trade so butchers can't use it.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much mareredware. I think we can scratch babies off the list.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you
      Caperkid
      NevadaBlades
      mikelv85
      TassieDevil
      nutsabotas6
      Nicefice
      brunswick
      jscott0363
    5. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you sklo42.
    7. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      I have one, light green. Used it for years! Very reliable.
    8. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      I used to sell books on eBay and needed this because it was super for the purpose needed.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much PostCardCollector. I use mine for eBay sales too.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you mcheconi.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you Trey.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you Kady_424.

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