Vintage Roller Smith Scale, Scale and Wooden Box, Decorative Silver Weighing Instrument, Aluminum Industrial Decor, Collectible Metal Art

$2,137.50 $2,850.00

The Roller-Smith scale is in excellent condition. There are no cracks, breaks, chips, dents, or repair marks on the scale. The wooden box does have some vintage wear and rub marks. There are some scratches on the wooden box. There is a nail bent over in the bottom of the box at the back right hand corner. There is adhesive residue on the front of the wooden box. However, the box is in good condition. There are no cracks, breaks, or water damages on the box. The box has a working leather handle. The hinges on the box are in great condition. The box also has a latch - locking mechanism.

The scale has some very slight vintage wear and rub areas. They are very hard to notice. There is some faint residue on the inside of the round glass window. The window also has a faint mark from where a sticker had been placed on the glass. It is located close to the 1:00 p.m. position.

The little scale holders come with the scale. The little brown box in the pictures has counter weights inside. The back side of the scale has a dial to add or take away. The front dials are in excellent condition. There are no broken windows on this piece.

The face notes it is a Roller-Smith Precision Scale with a capacity of 500 mg -1 Division 2 mg. The scale was calibrated with “0” on the weighing hook. The company was from Bethlehem P.A. U.S.A. The scale is number 703398. It has a N.P. 1918 at the bottom of the face which probably indicates a patent date.

The base has a sticker that notes ALOE SCIENTIFIC DIVISION of A.S. Aloe Co. St. Louis 12 Mo.

The base also has a built in level just below the face on the flat part of the base.

The two feet on the right of the base are adjustable. The front left foot is stationary. The back left foot is actually a post with a place for a carter key to go through. This most likely indicates the base could be mounted or another instrument could be added to this piece.

The body of the scale is a very beautiful and clean aluminum. There are some very faint discolored areas on some of the aluminum.

The decorative possibilities for this piece are many. The opportunities for display run in many directions. The display case or corner curio will be enhanced with the addition of this gorgeous instrument. The sturdy study or man cave table would welcome this gorgeous piece. It can be displayed with or without the box.

The collector will appreciate this piece because of its excellent condition and absolutely gorgeous design.

This scale was known for its precision and ability to weigh small things.

There is no manual with this scale.

The scale itself weighs approximately 119.6 oz.

The box by itself weighs approximately 123.4 oz.

Both pieces combined weigh approximately 243 oz.

The scale including the base measures approximately 12” wide x 10.25” tall x 6” deep.

The scale section itself is approximately 11.25” wide x 2 7/8” deep x 8.75” tall from the base.

The round glass window is approximately 6.5” across.

The wooden box measures approximately 8” deep x 14 1/8” wide x 11.75” tall without the handle.

When we ship the scale it may or may not be shipped inside the wooden box. The determining factors include destination, weather, carrier, etc. Hence, it may have to be placed inside the box after shipment is completed.

Scales like this one periodically become available from estate sales, collections, or business liquidations. However, seldom are they found as an original set including the weighing hooks, glass bottle, original box with original identification tags, and in excellent barely used condition. This scale is a rare piece that will certainly be the focal point of many new conversations and hopefully the start of many wonderful memories to come.


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