Antique Iron Scales C.1820--1870s 19th Century, Fur Trade, Old West--blacksmith For Sale
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Antique Iron Trade Scales
This antique iron measuring scale was made by a blacksmith and dates to the early to mid-19th Century (c. 1820-1870).
It measures about 14" long x 3" tall.
It has some minor oxidation (rust) on the iron, but it is in very good condition for being over 150 years old.
The scale moves freely from side to side when supported in the center (see photo # 5).
Similar examples can be found in "Early American Antique
Country Furnishings" by George Newman and "Colonial Wrought Iron the
Sorber Collection" by Don Plummer.
These scales were used by early traders to accurately measure out trade goods such as coffee, flour, salt, and tobacco.
This scale is classic Americana and would look great in your Civil War collection/camp or in your antique Western collection.
What a terrific piece of American history that you can own! It displays wonderfully!!
It is period correct in every way and I Guarantee it authentic! There is no doubt about it!
Please look at the 4x Macro Photos carefully because they are part of the description and offer accordingly.
Thestand and US Dime arenot included in the sale--just there to give you a better perspective. Thanks!
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Antique Iron Scales C.1820--1870s 19th Century, Fur Trade, Old West--blacksmith: $198