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Antique Fairbanks Cast Iron Apothecary Balance Scale

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This antique cast iron balance scale was originally used as an pharmaceutical apothecary scale in the 1910's or 1920's. The solid cast iron base still contains its original black paint and raised relief of "Fairbanks" is visible on both sides. Delightful patina throughout gives this scale its old world charm & character.

Fairbanks Apothecary Balance Scale. This antique cast iron balance scale was originally used as an pharmaceutical apothecary scale in the 1910's - 1930's. While this scale can certainly measure quantities up to 1 kilogram, it was mainly used for finesse measuring down to the gram and smaller. The solid cast iron base still contains its original black paint and raised relief of "Fairbanks" is visible on both sides. Delightful patina throughout gives this scale its old world charm & character. Old gold trim can still be faintly seen encircling the base bottom.

Underneath there are markings "No.4 and 26227" which refer to the make/model of the base. Note the scale slide marker (up to 5 grams) which appears to have an official agency approval stamped imprint that reads "GR U22  SQ". The serial number is shown as E266726. Base of scale measures 10½" by 4". Comes with five brass weights (50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 grams).

Makes a great photography prop or movie prop, as it is well suited for industrial decor.

Condition: Good antique condition in working fashion, although we aren't sure how accurate it is. Slight amounts of minimal surface rust. Missing one 'milk glass' tile (the other one may or may not be original, but it does fit perfectly). These pop out quite easily and are not difficult to find.

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Antique Fairbanks Cast Iron Apothecary Balance Scale

Antique Fairbanks Cast Iron Apothecary Balance Scale

This antique cast iron balance scale was originally used as an pharmaceutical apothecary scale in the 1910's or 1920's. The solid cast iron base still contains its original black paint and raised relief of "Fairbanks" is visible on both sides. Delightful patina throughout gives this scale its old world charm & character.

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