antique fairbanks scale pat'd 1895 cast iron very cool!
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rare, rare, rare, can something over 100 years old be considered like new in original condition?!!! I present you with an item that may prove that to be true..... a pat'd. feb. 26. 1895 Fairbanks scale .the fairbanks company (which formed in 1824 as the E&T Fairbanks co.) is still producing scales as i have discovered from some internet research.This fine old scale still functions as it should (with weight/counter balance adjustment) and appears to be in excellent condition with minor wear and tThaddeus Fairbanks and his brother Erastus were the geniuses behind these scales and other products . the fairbanks company produced some other items but it was Thaddeus that understood the value of a good scale and later designed a scale that the load would not need to be lifted on but rather the scale was built into the ground and required much less weight to counter balance it.this scale i have offered up for auction is truly a piece of history.it will be hard to find a fairbanks of this age in this condition ever again, and it is very fun to weigh your items up to 16 ounces as well ! please look at all the pictures.a very special scale!!!FREE SHIPPING WITH BUY IT NOW! we accept paypal or postal money orders MARKED WITH CORRECT DATE ON SCALE!!! ask all questions before auction close