Antique German Scale, Mancur Spring Balance Scale, H. Boker Co. Solingen Germany, Hanging Scale
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We have for sale an Antique Mancur Spring Balance Scale 300 lbs
Wonderful German Mancur spring balance scale made by the H. Boker Company of Solingen Germany. These were used for rough weighing on farms and in kitchens. The scale reads from both sides of the brass gauge. One side measures up to 35lbs for lighter loads using the small ring & hook, the other side measures up to 300 lbs using the larger ring & hook.
First invented in the late 1700s this type of scale was used in Europe as well as in the Unites States in the 19th century.
This is also known as a buffalo or fur trappers scale due to its ability to weigh large amounts and small enough for travel.
Measures: 10” long total length.
Condition; Works but not tested for accuracy, we have lightly cleaned and oiled the steel, could use more cleaning.
Böker traces its origin to the 17th century as a tool maker in Germany graduating to swords and blades by the 1800s. The company claims it was producing 2000 sabers a week by 1839 for use in various wars. By the 1860s the company had fractured with a branch of the family emigrating to North America and setting up plants in Canada, New York, and Mexico. The German and North American factories produced similar knives and used the "Tree Brand" trademark. This continued until World War II when the Solingen factory was destroyed and "Boker USA" took control of the trademark until the German factory was rebuilt in the 1950s. In the 1960s and 1970s the company changed hands several times, with the New York facility (Hermann Boker & Co) shutting down in 1983. In 1986, Boker reacquired the rights to the American brand and Boker USA was started in Denver, Colorado for US production. (Wikipedia)
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RiverRat Antiques LLC
Mar 26, 2022
Amazing items, well done folks