Antique americana advertising scale from an old store that once operated on Exchange St. in Rochester, N.Y. .
Mathews and Boucher Hardware and Home Furnishings opened in the late 1890's. Assumably, this was used to weigh hardware items such as nails and other goods.
The condition is pretty good considering it's age - some rust and wearing of the sides and number face - all is original except a removable piece of limestone that sits on an open tray and holds whatever is to be weighed.
Both sides have a painted young boy holding the American flag and below that it reads "YOUNG AMERICA"
The coffee can in the pic just holds odds and ends not 13oz as can reads. The scale is in working order.
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