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What Is This?

Postby lyle11 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:48 am

I found this while cleaning my shed. It is about 20” long. On one end it has 3 hooks that pivot. The shaft is square and on one side it is marked up to 10” with marks every 1/8”. The other side is marked 25-50 each with 20 increments.

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Re: What Is This?

Postby Urbish » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:16 pm

That is a beam balance (a scale for weighing things). It looks like you're missing the sliding weight.
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Re: What Is This?

Postby Urbish » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:17 pm

Here is a complete, identical one with the weight:

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Re: What Is This?

Postby lyle11 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:20 pm

Thanks Jim. I figured someone on this forum would know. I’ll keep an eye out for the weight.

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Re: What Is This?

Postby Urbish » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:32 pm

An interesting bit of trivia: This type of scale dates back to 3000BC in what is now the Middle East. They aren't super accurate, but are suitable for "close enough" weight measurements and work well even when dirty or exposed to the elements.
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Re: What Is This?

Postby john2189 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:02 am

Three hooks. I understand one to hang it, one to hang what you are weighing, what is the shorter third hook for beside the longer one?
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Re: What Is This?

Postby Urbish » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:36 am

You hang from one hook for low weight measurements. You flip it over and hang from the other hook (that is closer to the load hanging hook) for measurements up to 50#. That feature is demonstrated in the video at the 2:25 mark if you want to see how it works.

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Re: What Is This?

Postby john2189 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:07 am

Thanks Jim. I don’t know how I missed that.
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