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Jamescurtis wrote at 2013-06-09 11:46:23
All the information above is accurate, however I disagree with the price. I have recently searched pricing on these and most of the scales that are dated 1898 are selling for 70 - 100 dollars and I haven't seen any in what I would consider good condition. Definitely worth a good chunk change especially if it is in good condition.

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We are dealers in antique coin operated penny scales and parts. We collect antique scales of all types. Bill has been buying and selling scales and mail order penny scale parts since 1983. Jan started collecting small scales of all types in 1977. Our combined collection of antique scales contains over 2200 scales. We are the authors of the book Scales: A Collector's Guide and The revised & Expanded 2nd Edition of Scales: A Collector's Guide. Jan is the editor of "Equilibrium" the journal of The International Society of Antique Scale Collectors. Our website is

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