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We have for a vintage Fairbanks Morse Balance Scale
Wonderful Cast Iron Scale made by the Fairbanks Morse Co. of Chicago Illinois. The scale is a 25-pound balance scale made of a cast iron base and platform with a brass slide scale. At the opposite end of the platform is a hook to hang additional weights (not included).
Two brothers, Thaddeus, and Erastus Fairbanks. Thaddeus, a mechanic, and builder was a wagon maker by trade. Full of new ideas for inventions, he built a foundry in 1823 to manufacture two of his inventions—the cast iron plow and a stove. In 1824, Erastus joined Thaddeus' lucrative business. The two brothers formed the E & T Fairbanks Company in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. In 1916, Charles Hosmer Morse, a Fairbanks employee, acquired control of the company. In 1958, Fairbanks-Morse merged with Penn-Texas and was renamed Fairbanks-Whitney. They are still in business today.
Measures, 12” long, 8” depth, 8” height, Weighs 10 pounds.
Condition, nice and clean. Missing extra scale weights. has broken piece on carriage (does not affect the operation of scale) shown in pictures.
Not tested for accuracy.
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