ANTIQUE DOCTORS SCALE CONTINENTAL, CHICAGO WORKS GREAT!

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 07, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
YOU ARE BIDDING ON AN EARLY 1900'S ANTIQUE DR.'S OFFICE SCALE

THIS SCALE WAS IN MY BATHROOM SINCE 1976 AND USED EVERYDAY. I LIVED IN PRINCETON NJ MOST OF MY LIFE AND THIS WAS PURCHASED FROM AN 83 YEAR OLD RETIRING DOCTOR. IT BELONG TO HIM FOR THE ENTIRE TIME HE PRACTICED.

I HAD A DIFFICULT TIME TAKING PICTURES, IT WAS EITHER ME BEING A CRUMMY PHOTOGRAPHER OR MY CAMERA. THIS SCALE IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, AND STANDS UP PERFECTLY STRAIGHT. IN THE PICTURES I TOOK OUTSIDE THE GROUND WAS NOT LEVEL. THE BASE OF THE SCALE HAS A FEW MINOR SCUFFS FROM MY VACCUM CLEANER HITTING IT, BUT A QUICK TOUCH UP WITH BLACK PAINT WILL MAKE IT PERFECT. I WOULD PAINT IT MYSELF BUT SOME PEOPLE LIKE IT TO LOOK ORIGINAL AND IT MAY NOT DRY IN TIME FOR SHIPPING. THE ORIGINAL SEAL IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. IT HAS A STEEL BEAM THAT ATTACHES THE BASE TO THE TOP OF THE SCALE AND THE BASE IS MADE OF HEAVY CAST IRON. IF YOU LOOK AT THE WEIGHTS AT THE TOP OF THE SCALE THEY ARE BLACK NOT SILVER AND I BELIEVE THAT MAKES THIS SCALE A MUCH EARLIER 1900'S MODEL. THIS SCALE IS VERY HEAVY. I HAVE NO WAY OF WEIGHING IT BUT IT'S APPROXIMATLY 60 TO 75 LBS. YOU GET A REAL WORK OUT MOVING IT AROUND THE ROOM.

THE SERIAL NUMBER IS NO:178796

THE BASE MEASURES: 11 X 22

FLOATING PLATFORM IS: 10 X 13.5

TOTAL HEIGHT IS: 59.5
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