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fernando 10th September 2017 10:46 PM

Another scale for my collection
 
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You can consider this one a beast; not properly due to its length, with only 85 cms. but, what is impressive is the massive weight these things can measure, in this case up to 152 Kgs.
A good thing: it is marked ... and the 'FORCE' word makes it be French.
Lousy pictures; apparently black iron scales are not photogenic :(

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mariusgmioc 11th September 2017 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by fernando
You can consider this one a beast; not properly due to its length, with only 85 cms. but, what is impressive is the massive weight these things can measure, in this case up to 152 Kgs.
A good thing: it is marked ... and the 'FORCE' word makes it be French.
Lousy pictures; apparently black iron scales are not photogenic :(

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Very nice collection!

What do you do with thd active rust?

Marius

fernando 11th September 2017 03:40 PM

Thank you Marius,
I m not so concerned with rust atacking theses things as i am with antique swords and firearms. i wash them and sometimes i pass some sweing machine oil ... which was not the case with this one. I don't see rust in scales being so invasive. In any case, they are in the same room as my blunderbusses, where i have an active dehumidifier.

fernando 11th September 2017 04:48 PM

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I have just oiled it; and found out further marks, now in the bottom of the counter-weight.


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mariusgmioc 12th September 2017 08:49 AM

If the atmosphere in the roomnis dry enough, I guess the rut won't progress. And probably oiling them will make rust passive.

Thank you for sharing your collection! :)

fernando 12th September 2017 11:54 AM

:cool:

Sajen 13th September 2017 09:18 PM

Very nice display of antique scales! :cool:

fernando 13th September 2017 09:37 PM

Danke schön :) .

Sajen 13th September 2017 09:41 PM

De nada! ;)

M ELEY 17th September 2017 11:40 PM

Always great to see old iron implements like this. I am drawn to them and thought about adding a set to my nautical collection.

Do you suspect they are 19th c., Fernando?

fernando 18th September 2017 12:06 PM

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Thsnk you Mark,
You just have to sail East and we look for business :cool: .
Yes, some are 19th. century and even the one on the top is manifestly older.


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