For sale is an incredible 1930s era ROCKOLA PENNY COIN OP LOBOY WEIGHT SCALE made by the Rock-Ola Manufacturing Company, Chicago, Illinois. This art deco porcelain scale body look great. The scale’s serial number is 11102. The company bade on the front of the scale reads “THE LOBOY PERSONAL WEIGHT RMC SERIAL NO. 11102”. The scale was working but stopped working after the scale was transported. The scale is not missing any parts and should function with an adjustment but the access panel to the scale’s mechanics is locked and the key is missing. The scale is designed to weigh up to 300 pounds. The scale sits on four metal caster wheels and can be rolled. The coin drop box door is present but the lock on this door is missing and was replaced with a bolt. The scale is about 42 inches tall. The base measures about 9 1/4 inches by 19 inches. The scale’s trapezoidal shaped dial glass lists the ideal weight for men and woman for your height. A great collectible general store scale.
The “Rock-Ola” Company is named after its founder David Cullen Rockola. It’s a complete coincidence that the company much later after its founding starting making “rock ‘n’ roll juke boxes. During the 1920s, Rockola was linked with Chicago organized crime and escaped a jail sentence by turning State’s Evidence. Mr. Rockola added the hyphen because people often mispronounced his name. In 1926, the company started by manufacturing coin-operated scales.