Museum logo
Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
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
Made Jiffy-Way Inc.
Place of Origin Owatonna, Minnesota, United States of America
Description 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.
Makers mark Printed
Provenance 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
Material Metal/Ink
Dimensions H-14.5 W-20 D-7.8 cm
Found Holstein, Township of Southgate, Grey County
People Petty, Mr.
Petty, Jim
Subjects Eggs
Weights & measures