Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Troemner Scale

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Troemner Scale I
Troemner Scale I  

Tromner Scale II
Tromner Scale II  
The brass pans say HTroemner Philadelphia in a circle around an Eagle.  I thought I would try to repair the damage in front.  Do you know what the original finish is?  I thought it might be black paint or maybe just an old dark finish.  Do the supports for the pans screw out? Any information about the scale, age or value would be appreciated.
Thanks! Carol

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Hi Carol,

Troemner manufactured many different box scales similar to yours.  These scales were manufactured for many years in many different styles but yours seems to be an earlier East Lake design that is shown in our early 1900s catalogs. Your scale appears to have a "Tennessee Marble " top. Tennessee Marble is a pink color.  The wood appears to have been "Ebonized" or painted black.  The spiders which hold the pans should lift straight up to remove them but they tend to get stuck so you may need to gently twist them to loosen the dirt which tends to cause them to stick. Retail value might be $125-$300.

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

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

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

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Jan: BS FACS & Art University of Georgia

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