|Object ID #||2005.014.004|
|Object Name||Scale, Lever|
|Title||JIFFY-WAY Egg-Grading Scale|
|Lexicon category||5: T&E For Science & Technology|
|Year Range from||1940|
|Year Range to||1950|
|Place of Origin||Owatonna, Minnesota, United States of America|
A JIFFY-WAY egg-grading scale (weigh scale). It has a rectangular bent sheet metal base. The base and an upright piece have a dark green glossy finish. The item is assembled with slots and metal tabs. The upright piece is printed in white/ black/ red/ and yellow with calibrations and manufacturer's identification. The eggs either are "Small" "Medium" "Large" or "Extra Large". There is an ovoid bracket (pan) to rest a single egg in for weighing. A folding lever is connected from it to a squat, cylindrical iron weight. The weight is hidden behind the printed upright. A cut-out area has a suspended cotter-pin-like item dangling. This is labelled as a "leveling device." There is a fenestrated pointer arm. There is a small red-finished point, and a triangular cut-out area so that you can read the word that corresponds to the weight. U.S. Patent No. 2205917.
Manufactured by Jiffy-Way Inc. of Owatonna, Minnesota in the 1940s, and likely used up into the 1950s. Used by Mr. Petty of Holstein, Grey County.
Last owned by Jim Petty of Riverview, New Brunswick.
|Collection||Household Equipment, 20th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||H-14.5 W-20 D-7.8 cm|
|Found||Holstein, Township of Southgate, Grey County|
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