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I recently purchased this scale at an auction and wanted to know a bit more about it.  It has the number 2 stamped on it

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Troemner Grain Scale
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Hi Dietrich,

Troemner history may be found here: http://www.troemner.com/history.php.

Although we couldn't locate your scale in our Troemner catalogs, we have seen several of this model in our friends' collections.  Your scale is a grain scale and originally had a large copper bucket (see attached Photo. It dates from the late 1800s or early 1900s.


Henry Troemner scales tend to hold their value better than most since they tend to keep their accuracy even into the 21st century.  Collectors value Troemner scales for this reason. Retail value might be $150 without the copper bucket.

Hope this helps.

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Bill & Jan Berning

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Bill & Jan Berning

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We can answer almost any question regarding antique scales of any type.

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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 www.PennyScale.com

Organizations
The International Society of Antique Scale Collectors www.isasc.org, Coin Operated Collectors Association

Publications
Articles by or about the Bernings have appeared in issues of “Southeastern Antiquing and Collecting Magazine”, “This Old House”, "Reminisce", “Equilibrium” and “Country Living”.

Education/Credentials
Jan: BS FACS & Art University of Georgia

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