Antique Howe Scale, Cheese Factory, Cast Iron 2711, Brass Slide, Distressed & Rustic, Country Western, Brown Wood, Industrial Decor, 1800s

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The gorgeously aged and distressed primitive Howe 2711 Cheese Factory platform scale is in descent to good condition. Given its primitive age along with its rustic and distressed appearance, the scale is being offered in this listing as a decorative collectible. The end of the flat upper shelf has 1145227 carved in the wood. While there is a "2711" molded into the metal at the base of the wooden pillar, the back of the platform has, "THE HOWE SCALE CO RUTLAND VT No 9". According to references, this particular Howe platform scale was most likely produced sometime in the latter part of the nineteenth-century. While at first glance it has the appearance of a grain scale, the particular size along with the number 9 on the platform are features found to be characteristic of a Howe Cheese Factory scale that was supposedly only offered in two models - model 9 or model 10. While the model 9 was a 600 pound scale, the model 10 could only weigh up to 400 pounds and featured a slightly smaller deck size. Even though there are not 600 pounds of counter weights with this scale, the included hook along with the single 25 lb., single 200 lb., and two 100 lb. counter weights most likely reveal that this particular Howe scale was originally produced as a 600 pound model. However, the scale in this listing has a couple of features that are different from the 600 pound model. This scale has a 50 instead of a 100 pound beam. Second, this scale does not have "HOWE" on the right side of the lower section. While it is hard to be absolutely certain, the particular scale in this listing was most likely an earlier or later model 9 that only came with a 50 pound beam. Also, it is important to point out that the the aging wooden deck appears to be the original wood that came on the scale. The original straight-head screws and the unique way the boards fit together appear to be very consistent with the design of the original decking.

Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. While the four wheels continue to roll very well, they will most likely need some sort of lubrication at some point in the future.

Even though the wheel rolls good, there is a crack in the wooden frame near the back left axle mount allowing the mount to have some slack. While it could quite easily be replaced, it is far more desirable to leave the original frame intact especially since the scale will be used for decorative purposes only. Also, the aging wooden deck has a couple of cracks in the deck boards. Other than this, there are no breaks, unnatural cracks, or repair places on this primitive Howe 2711 platform scale. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the scale - mainly in the form of distress and surface rust due to age and/or use. Also, there is a rustic and aged patina developing on the cast iron body and wooden deck insert along with a greenish patina developing on the upper brass pieces. In addition, there are small remnants of black paint on the vertical wooden pillar. It is important to point out that the deck was completely removed and the scale was thoroughly washed. Even though the vertical wooden pillar was not removed, it was sprayed out and thoroughly dried.

The decorative possibilities for this gorgeously aged and distressed Howe 2711 Cheese Factory platform scale are many. The living area would be enhanced by the addition of this rustic and primitive nineteenth-century Howe platform scale. Also, the open great-room or large dining room would welcome this Howe Cheese Factory scale for its rustic and aged patina along with its industrial country charm. In addition, the growing collection of primitive tools and instruments would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this nineteenth-century Howe 2711 Cheese Factory platform scale.

The collector will appreciate this aged and distressed Howe 2711 Cheese Factory platform scale for its descent to good condition, rustic and distressed patina, intact wooden pillar, industrial country charm, and gorgeous overall appearance.

The gorgeously aged and distressed primitive Howe 2711 Cheese Factory platform scale weighs approximately 140 pounds.

The rolling cast iron and wood Howe Cheese Factory platform scale measures approximately 44.25" tall to the top of the vertical wooden pillar or 44 5/8" tall to the top of the nuts on the pillar x 36.25" in total length from front to back.

The lower section measures approximately 19.5" wide from outside of wheel to outside of wheel or 20 3/8" wide from outside of nut to outside of nut.

The distance measures approximately 24.5" from the front of the front wheel to the back of the back wheel or 20.5" from center to center.

The shelf area on the top of the vertical wooden pillar measures approximately 19.75" in length x 5" wide above the pillar and 3 3/8" wide above the overhang.

The deck measures approximately 24" in length x 16" wide.

The opening in the deck where the wooden insert is located measures approximately 18 5/16" in length x 10.5" wide.

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Antique Howe Scale Cheese Factory Cast Iron 2711 Brass Slide Distressed & Rustic Country Western Brown Wood Industrial Decor 1800s

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