This ol' thing has so much character. It originated in a Hardware store in St. Louis (you can see the writing on the side, but it was painted over). Once upon a time, this scale was black and had been painted this amazing red color years and years ago. It was recovered from a garage in a dark and dirty corner - it has the gunk to prove it. I gave it a nice wipe down with some soapy water, but the years of neglect has aged this to a perfect patina that does not rub off. The scale still works like a charm - measures perfectly - but as the dial goes around, the numbers are harder to see. It will weigh something as heavy as 24 lbs. My books and large thread spool are not included in the sale, but are there to help you with size and scale. The piece measures 8"H x 9"L x 6"W.