Antique Farm/Cotton Bale Weight Scale & Counterweight

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 14, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
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Description Up for Auction is an Antique Cotton Bale Weight Scale Plus 4 # Counter Weight! This scale represents an early piece of American farming history. Cotton scale is a simple balance type device. Bags of picked cotton were tied to one end of the scale while the weight was moved along the scale to balance it. T are no labels or markings. Scale found on narrow end measures from 20 pounds to 160 pounds on one side. Opposite side has scale measuring from 5 pounds to 40 pounds. Made of cast iron with a hanging hook on the top. Also has another hook at the bottom which held the cotton whether in a bag or in a bale. Overall condition is very good especially for its age. Counter weight weighs 4 pounds and is 4 1/2 inches in height. T is a 4 inch hanging hook attached at the top. Scale is 33 inches in length, 4 inches in height at widest point and 1 1/2 inches in width which includes the hooks. Take a close look! Cotton scale would make a great conversation piece or a nice addition to a collection. Don't Delay, Bid Today! Mary
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