Scales: Counter Platform Balance

Fairbanks Morse Company (estab. 1916, closed 1958)
Production date
1900: approximate
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Object detail

These scales were used at Foster's Ship Chandlery to weigh commodities. The beam of the scale has a weight holder and five weights suspended from it.
Tray corroded from being used to catch a leak in the store.
Possibly dates from the beginnings of Fosters.
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Maker and role
Fairbanks Morse Company (estab. 1916, closed 1958): Manufacturer
Media/Material details
Metal: 0 - Whole
Measurement details
3D objects (HxWxD): H 468 x W 475 x D 590mm: 0 - Whole
Production place and notes
United States of America, North America
On display?
Not on display


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