Collectibles-General (Antiques)/turnbull scale


Hi Bill & Jan.  I have a scale with a Turnbull dial or face and on the back it has a Landers Frary Clark label. It appears factory made. Did one company make this scales for the other or did someone alter it? If someone put the Turnbull dial on they did a really good job. It is made almost entirely of cast iron.Photos to your i weigh your site. Thanks Jack

Hi Jack,

We have sent you an article all about Andrew Turnbull's Scales that appeared in "Equilibrium" the journal of the International Society of Antique Scale Collectors.  We think that the article will answer most of your questions.  Retail value might be $125-$200.

Hope this helps.  

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Bill & Jan Berning

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Bill & Jan Berning


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

The International Society of Antique Scale Collectors, Coin Operated Collectors Association

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

Jan: BS FACS & Art University of Georgia

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