work inspired my photography.
"Vintage Toledo Scale"
This scale will eventually be replaced by a modern digital one.
It reminds me of the scale I saw at the butcher shop of my youth,
with pieces of meat in the display cases in various shapes,
whole, sliced or ground.
And the metallic smell of blood,
Who knew I'd get to smell that again later in life?!?
Just not as a butcher,
nor a serial killer,
In this case,
this scale started its career decades ago weighing placentas,
but it now sits mostly in the dark,
only occasionally used to weigh feces...
I did dust it off for its last [and only] glory shot.
The Toledo Scale Company is well known for its products.
Its beginning goes back to 1897
when Allen DeVilbiss invented the first spring-less scale for which he got the patent in 1900.
It took another man,
to manufacture this product on a large scale in 1901,
by making Allen the first factory manager
to oversee production of his invention.
A decade after,
they had become a household name in the industry.
"On the Grand Scale of Things"
I've found an interesting link offering a chronology of the company
and tidbits of information on the process of making these scales.
Check it out,
well worth it!!
"The Motions of Inertia"
I had some fun with it,
I hope you've enjoyed this.
I hope this scale ends its days in a museum dedicated to our history.
I heard something about that,
but I don't know if there's any truth to it...
I hope so,
for its sake!!
It still looks good,
for its age.