ANTIQUE DOCTORS SCALE CONTINENTAL, CHICAGO WORKS GREAT!

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 07,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
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

WIDTH OF SCALE AT THE TOP: 18.5

SLIDING METAL HEIGHT STICK 78" COMPLETELY EXTENDED

THE ONLY REASON I'M SELLING MY SCALE IS BECAUSE I'M MOVING TO FLORIDA AND MY NEW HOME IS VERY MODERN. I WILL BE SELLING ALL OF MY ANTIQUES BEFORE I LEAVE.

THIS SCALE HAS ALWAYS FACINATED VISITING CHILDREN. THEY CONSTANTLY WANT TO BE WEIGHED AND MEASURED TO SEE IT THEY GREW. WHEN YOU HAVE THAT ARGUMENT WITH ANYONE AS TO WHO IS TALLER JUST STAND ON THE SCALE. NO MORE LIFTING YOUR HEELS TO CHEAT!

I THINK THAT THE SCALE CAN BE TAKEN APART FOR SHIPPING. I'M GUESSING THAT SHIPPING WILL BE ABOUT $150.00 WITH PACKING MATERIALS AND BASED ON WEIGHT ALONE. IF SHIPPING COST ARE MORE THAN THAT DEPENDING ON W YOU LIVE, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADDITIONAL COSTS. SHIPPING INSURANCE IS NOT INCLUDED BUT IS REQUIRED IF SHIPPED. I DO NOT HAVE ANYONE TO CRATE THIS ITEM. IF THAT IS HOW YOU WANT IT SHIPPED YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN ARRANGEMENTS WITH A TRUCKING COMPANY. OF COURSE PICK UP WOULD BE BEST AND THEN THE TOTAL PRICE WOULD BE $250.00 NO MATTER WHAT THE WINNING BID WAS. I PROBABLY COULD MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO DELIVER IT ON A WEEK END WITHIN 30 MILES FOR $75.00. THE SCALE WAS DECRIBED TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND ALL SALES ARE FINAL. I REALIZE THE SHIPPING CHARGES ARE A LITTLE CONFUSING BUT I'VE NEVER MAILED ANYTHING THIS BIG, ODD SHAPED OR HEAVY BEFORE. PLEASE ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE PRIOR TO BIDDING. I ACCEPT PAY PAL AND MONEY ORDERS ONLY. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITHIN 5 DAYS OF BIDDING.

THANKS FOR LOOKING & HAPPY BIDDING!

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