Scales : A century of weighing babies, medicines, and gold
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Nursery Scale
John Chatillon & Sons – New York
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Description / History:
This blue wicker and metal scale was produced by John Chatillon & Sons of New York. The scale contains a wicker crib for holding the infant while being weighed. The metal base has painted cartoon images of an elephant, tiger, and giraffe. The fourth side of the metal base contains a meter that uses a clock hand to indicate the newborn's weight in pounds and ounces. The maximum capacity is 25 pounds. Although there is not a date on this scale, John Chatillon & Sons used a wicker basket style of crib for nursey scales during the 1940s and 50s.
H–13 W–7 L–20 inches
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