Scales : A century of weighing babies, medicines, and gold
Object ID Number:
EH10884
Object Name:
Scale
Type:
Infant Scale
Manufacturer:
Continental Scale Works – Chicago, Illinois
Date of Manufacture:
1930/06/04
Description / History:
This white metal infant scale, called "Stork Scale", was produced by the Continental Scale Works of Chicago, Illnois in 1930. A stamp on the bottom of the scale indicates that it was manufactured June 4, 1930. The scale contains a small crib–like table to hold the infant while the baby can measured and weighed up to 18 pounds. On the safety base contains a label reading "The Stork Scale, meets every professional requirement, after they grow up weigh them daily on a Health–O–Meter." Another Stamp stating what a boy should weight according to age and height is also on the base. Another logo is located on the base stating the location and doctor, however it is illegible.
Dimensions:
H–12 W–14 L–23 inches
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