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For sale is a stunning Antique 1920s FAIRBANKS BALANCE SCALE with PORCELAIN PLATES. Scale is rust free and looks great from all angles. This ornate antique cast iron balance scale was marketed for retail stores such as a pharmacy. The scale is in working condition. The balance scale features two of the original 6 inch diameter porcelain plates. Each scale plate has the iconic Fairbanks Globe Logo. This scale has a shiny brass 5 gram scale bar. The cast iron base has been accented with gold leaf. Overall the scale is in excellent condition but there are some hairline cracks in the porcelain scale plates. The scale measures overall 14 inches long, 7 1/2 inches tall and 6 inches wide. A top notch antique scale.

In 1824, Thaddeus and Erastus Fairbanks formed the E & T Fairbanks Company in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Since current weighing systems yielded inaccurate results, Thaddeus decided to invent a new, more dependable weighing machine. In 1830, Thaddeus built his first real scale and applied for a patent. Shortly after the end of the Civil War, Fairbanks was turning out 4,000 scales a month to meet worldwide demand.

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 12 × 11 in