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Hi I have a fairbanks morse & co portable platform scale
Code 1124
Serial # G185129
It's brown in color in very good shape.
I have the 100&200lb weights..missing the 500lb.

I'm pretty sure it's cast iron/steel wheels..can u confirm?

With the research I've done I THINK it's from the early 1900's???? Not sure?

I'm wanting to sell it, wanted to know what approx price I could sell it for?

Thank You Sooo Much for your help!!


Hi Angie,

Your Fairbanks portable platform scale with serial number G185129 was manufactured in St Johnsbury, Vermont between January 1952 and January 1953 based on serial numbers provided by Fairbanks.  It is made from steel and cast iron and its retail value might be $75-$150.

Hope this helps.

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Bill & Jan Berning

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