John Chatillon & Sons Maker of this fine Kitchen Scale. Chatillon began making scales in the late 1800s. This scale does work! This scale was probably from the 1930s or 40s. I think the original paint was a black color, as that is what is underneath/inside scale. It looks to have been repainted this nice lichen green color with applied decals at some point in time. The basket/tin on the top of the scale is in great shape with no holes or cracks. This also appears to have been painted this gold color. The paint job looks pretty old as well. There is a serial number of 025 on the front, very clean face...but, I'm not sure if some of the number isn't hidden by the decals. The one confusing aspect of this scale is that HOW the decals on the face were put there later, if they were not put there originally! There is some yellowing around the edges of the decals of mushrooms around the base of the scale. The scale weights up to 10lbs. in the removable tin that sits on the flat surface. There is a knob at the top of the scale for adjusting...but, it is covered so that a person couldn't tamper with it...you need a screwdriver to loosen and remove the cover. So, since there is a cover I thought perhaps that the scale was meant for a general store use so that no one could tamper with the balance! I did research this scale and I could not find another one like it. This would be a teriffic scale in any style kitchen!
Scale Front Face; 6 1/2 inches across diameter
Base: 6 x 7
Base bottom to top of round plate: 9 3/4 inches
Scale plate: 5 1/2 inches diameter
Tin "basket/container" :14 x 8 x 4 2/8 tall inches
Stem of balance plate: 2 1/2 inches
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I believe that our homes reflect the story that we tell about our lives. Each special object is a poem unto itself. I like to imagine the stories and poems that have lived through the days of these objects of beauty. When they come to live with you they continue on telling the story and poems of your own special life.
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