The brass beam has readings on both sides, calibrated to reflect postage rates of the time, up to 16 oz ...
moreThe brass beam has readings on both sides, calibrated to reflect postage rates of the time, up to 16 oz. weight. Solid brass weight slider is etched for four categories of postage, two on each side of the beam, and rotates so you don't have to move the scale to read the other side. Slider is marked t is marked on one side - Letters (2 cents per ounce on the beam scale) and Books & Printed Matter (2 ounces for 1 cent). On the other side it's marked Merchandise (one cent per ounce) and Newspapers & Periodicals (4 ounces for one cent!).
Slider has normal patina for its age; beam is bright brass behind where slider rested for however many years. Curved brass tray is 3-1/2" by 5" and in excellent condition with expected patina.
Base is cast iron, enameled glossy black inside and out, with raised letters "Fairbanks." and red and gold pin-striping. Base has lost some gloss on exterior and pin-striping has some gaps.
Total height is 5", length is 10-1/4", base is 3-1/4" by 5" with rounded corners, and apparently weighted with sand, judging by the sound it makes when turned over. less
11.0ʺW × 4.0ʺD × 5.0ʺH
ExcellentMinor wear consistent with age and history
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