Collectibles-General (Antiques)/scale restoration


I have a number of antique scales, including a Watling fortune scale, an Aristo penny scale and three other smaller stand-on scales that reqiure no money. I'm interested in finding out where to have them restored to new condition. The Watling is in great shape bit the decals on the glass are worn. Other than that it's cometically great.It doesn't work properly though but I think maybe it just needs an adjustment. The lady I bought it from said it worked but must've been jostled in the move. As big as it is it probably would be cost-prohibitive to ship it somewhere to restore. The other ones however I would consider shipping. Can you give me some guidance on a restorer?
Also how would I go about finding out the possible pre and post restored values of these scales?
Thank you,Nick

Hi Nick,

If you send a photo of your Watling to us at along with your mailing address, we will send you free diagrams, adjustment instructions and a parts list. We carry most parts for Watling Scales including reproduction glass just like the original. We can also furnish the same info for your Pace Aristo.  You may be able to get your scales restored here:

Hope this helps.

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Bill & Jan Berning

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


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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