Here is a great old antique finger scale that would have been used for measuring gold or precious gems for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself!
This scale could have been used for weighing gold, precious metals or for apothecary purposes. The piece dates to the late 1800s.
Quite an old scale find here. The arm is 6.25" across. Some decorative indented rings along the arm. The scale is about 9.5" tall when hung from the top pin in the middle. One of the strings going down to a brass pan is worn out and will need replacing. Brass pans look good. No dents or disfiguring, some finish loss. We do not see a maker's mark on the scale.
Check out the great box the scale came in as well. The box has like large old pins that connect the lid to the base of the case. The latch and eye screw to lock the case are still in place. Case is probably made of oak. The case has a separated section in it to hold the weights (none included with this scale). Nice old tobacco, not cigarette smell to it.
The case is 1-5/16" tall, by 6-7/8" across, by 3-7/16" wide. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
Make sure that this item meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures, ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
We also have some older brass sheet weights that we acquired with the scale. They are offered for sale with the scale.
Please check out our other Timeless Tokens store listings as we are regularly adding new items. We specialize in antique and vintage artwork, books, collectibles, furniture, musical instruments, paper ephemera, marine/nautical, and clocks/watches. Thanks for your business. (L15036a).
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