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Vintage Spring Balance, Brass Scale, Spring Scale -- John Chatillon and Sons -- Vintage Steampunk

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This vintage brass spring balance (also known as a "spring scale") was made by John Chatillon & Sons, in New York, as indicated by the language on the face. More language indicates that the scale is "Not Legal for Use in Trade", and it has a 25 pound capacity measure.

My research indicates that this is a spring balance coil, resistance style, probably initially used in a produce market or on a farm. The front face and rivets are made of brass, the back is black metal (cast iron?) and the ring at the top and hook at the bottom appear to be steel or some other strong, silver-colored metal. (Please note that in one photo the scale is hanging upside-down from a larger, tabletop scale -- that tabletop scale is a prop only, and is not included with purchase).

This scale measures approximately 11 inches high counting the hook and ring, just under 2 inches across and just under 1 inch deep. It shows fairly significant wear and scratching, and there is some white paint on the back of the hook and a bit on the back of the scale body -- all of which just adds to its rustic, primitive charm.

What a great addition to any farmhouse kitchen or vintage home, or used to hang a planter, or placed among a collection of steampunk items!

If you are located outside of the U.S., please convo me to let me know the country where you are located, and I will work out the shipping cost.

Vintage Spring Balance, Brass Scale, Spring Scale -- John Chatillon and Sons -- Vintage Steampunk

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: brass
  • Feedback: 344 reviews
  • Only ships within United States.
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