Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Chatillon Scale


Chatillon Scale, Model PS13-50
Chatillon Scale, Model  
I finally found an expert on scales! I bought a rusted Chatillon scale, Model PS13-50. It has a 50 lb. capacity. I had it sandblasted and I sprayed it black and red to bring it back to life. Do you know anything about this type of scale, like what is was used for and a current resale value? I have attached a picture for your reference. Thank you for any information you can provide.

Chatillon Bench Scale
Chatillon Bench Scale  
Hi Sean,

We searched our old Chatillon catalogs and found a very similar scale in our 1981 catalog. These scales were used in industry as bench top scales for weighing most anything. We have attached a copy of the catalog page for your reference.  Retail value might be $100-$200.

Hope this helps.

Weigh Daily!!!

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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