The gorgeously aged and worn metal Bestway kitchen scale is in very good condition. While this scale appears to be in good working condition, it is being offered here in this listing as a decorative collectible. There is an adjustment knob over a small threaded post that can screw either up or down to adjust the location of the needle. The teal-like blue center has "Bestway" at the top with "WEIGHS 25 POUNDS BY OUNCES" just below the center of the needle and "NOT LEGAL FOR TRADE" at the bottom. According to references, this particular scale was produced circa 1966. References note that previously unopened Bestway scales did not include the round clear plastic window. Apparently they were offered with or without the clear plastic window on the front as can be seen on the scale in this listing. Another interesting design feature can be seen in the particular shape of the main body. This gorgeously aged and distressed off-white to white scale has a torpedo-like design as can be noticed by the way the rear "nose section" increases in diameter as it moves toward the round face of the scale. According to a reference, Mid-Century Modern decorative items (especially noticeable in light fixtures) often had the look of a torpedo, satellite, or rocket. Adding to its aesthetically attractive appeal, the teal-like blue accents are still very discernible against the aged off-white background of the face. In addition, the distressed and slightly rustic patina over the off-white to white body give this gorgeous Bestway scale a warm country farmhouse-shabby chic charm.
Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. Also, the scale has not been disassembled. Therefore, if it is ever taken apart there could be some areas of dust and/or debris from storage and/or transport.
There are no breaks, cracks, chips, or repair places on this gorgeously aged and worn Bestway kitchen scale. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the scale - mainly in the form of a rustic distressed appearance. As can be seen in the photos, there are areas of rustic patina and/or slight surface rust on the scale. Also, while the clear plastic window is still in very good condition, there are some slight scratches and rub marks that are more noticeable up-close. In addition, the scale has been lightly washed with mild-soap and water so it is clean to the touch. While steel-wool was not used over the surface of the metal, it is possible that much of the rustic patina could be removed with steel-wool. However, the steel-wool might also further remove the beautifully aged and worn off-white to white color.
The decorative possibilities for this gorgeously aged and worn Bestway kitchen scale are many. The display case or china cabinet would be enhanced by the addition of this torpedo-shaped Bestway scale. Also, the open collectibles shelf or kitchen countertop would welcome this aesthetically attractive scale for its aged and worn color palette and warm country farmhouse-shabby chic charm. In addition, the growing instrument collection would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this gorgeously distressed and aged metal Bestway kitchen scale.
The collector will appreciate this beautifully aged and worn Bestway kitchen scale for its very good condition, intact clear plastic window, distressed and rustic patina, off-white to white with teal-like blue accents, torpedo-shaped body, warm country farmhouse-shabby chic charm, and gorgeous overall appearance.
The gorgeously aged and worn metal Bestway kitchen scale weighs approximately 61 oz.
The metal torpedo-shaped Bestway kitchen scale measures approximately 8 5/16" tall to the top of the platform x 6 7/8" wide overall x 9.5" deep overall.
The rectangular shaped base measures approximately 6.25" wide x 8 3/8" deep from front edge to back edge.
The square top platform (weighing table) measures approximately 6" wide x 6" deep.
The round face measures approximately 6 7/8" across from outside to outside.
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Vintage Bestway Scale Kitchen Instrument 25 Pound Capacity Distressed Off White Teal Blue Accent Rustic Patina Home Decor Collectible
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