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    Posted 6 years ago

    BadPenny
    (9 items)

    Here I have a family artifact that I have not seen in some time, Dad's balance scale. Made by Schaar & Company Chicago, I think I see remnants of sticker that may have been to certify that it was weighing properly? Wood and Glass with a sliding front pane, total dimensions about 17" wide X 18" high X 9" deep.
    So, I wiped it down with some hot water with just trace of dawn soap in it. The top is sticky, should I use goo gone? Is it ok to use my favorite cleaning concoction of white vinegar and water?
    Besides being dusty, musty, and a bit sticky it seems to be in good condition Except for the Glass base that the actual balance is attached to... there is a crack, you see it in the last picture that goes right up under the bolt down. I wonder if that would make it unable to do it's job properly now? This will now be kept with Nan's Sewing machine, which I have had possession of for some time now.
    Any information would be helpful, thank you for looking. Please bear with my forum etiquette I am new at this, and I enjoying learning about all this stuff. Thank you again.

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      What a great old piece ! I love it and someone should be able to tell you about it on site . I would surely display it in my home . Nice to have you join us on CW
    2. BadPenny BadPenny, 6 years ago
      Thank you Manikin for the kind welcome, I am enjoying this site very much

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