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Old 10th September 2017, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default Another scale for my collection

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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Old 11th September 2017, 07:25 AM   #2
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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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Very nice collection!

What do you do with thd active rust?

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Old 11th September 2017, 02:40 PM   #3
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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.
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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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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!
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Very nice display of antique scales!
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Danke schön .
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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?
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Thsnk you Mark,
You just have to sail East and we look for business .
Yes, some are 19th. century and even the one on the top is manifestly older.


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