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Object ID # 2005.014.005ab
Object Name Scale, Lever
Title Counter-weighted Egg Grading Scale
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Counter-weighted egg scale. It has two pieces (one sits upon the other) A & B. They both are made completely of metal, with no colouration or decorative finish. The counterbalance end has an 8 cm-wide weight. The opposite end has a bracket that can hold 4 eggs. This area has numerals stamped "24" "20" "18" and "22" (for different grades of eggs). There are 4 short posts that stop the scale. The fulcrum is a thin wire rod that rests in two slots on the base. The counterbalance end is stamped "HANDEE PAT PEN" [patent pending].
Makers mark The counterbalance end is stamped "HANDEE PAT PEN {patent pending}
Provenance Unknown manufacturer. 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
Dimensions H-3.5 W-11.5 L-18.3 cm
Found Holstein, Township of Southgate, Grey County
People Petty, Mr.