Antique Chondrometer / Grain Scale, Hanging Scale

$285.00

Antique Chondrometer, Grain Scale, Hanging Scale.

Antique Brass Grain Scale with brass grain buckets.
Wonderful hanging scale know as a Chondrometer or Grain Scale. It is a brass scale with a sliding counterweight. This design of scale was used to measure the bulk density of grain.

Scale measures 11¼” long, Brass with steel hardware. Stamped on bottom 171271, 22.
Small bucket measures 3¼” tall without handle, 2¾” diameter at base. All brass.
Large bucket measures 5¾” tall without handle, 5¾” diameter at base. Brass with steel hook. Stamped 1347 on handle.

The smaller bucket goes with this scale counterweight, the scale requires a different size counterweight (not offered) for the large bucket.

History,
The Purpose of a grain scale was designed to determine the bulk density of grain. Grain density is measured in kilograms per hectolitre (Imp. pounds per bushel). The density is a guide to wheat quality and determines the price and the space required to store and transport the crop.

Circa, 1900
Condition, Normal ware from use, scuffs, dings, and nicks. Selling AS Is Untested.
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