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VINTAGE HOBART 30lb WEIGHT SCALE - $95 (de soto)
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Post# 739315   3/4/2014 at 19:49 (2,184 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Anyone collect scales or have an interest in one? I like this Hobart, but couldn't find a place to display it. .

Ad reads: " I have a late 40's early 50's hobart model #970 30lb scale . It is lighted and in very good condition . Just one small chip. Asking 95. Can not recieve e-mail . Please call or text "

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Post# 739386 , Reply# 1   3/5/2014 at 06:12 (2,183 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

When we were taken into a store in the 50s, I loved to push down on the pan to watch the light come on. Back then, they were in a couple of locations in the store before the scales were put into the checkout lanes. There was a man in the produce section who weighed your produce and put a price on the bag. There was another in the meat department and one in the dairy department. The dairy person cut up large blocks or wheels of cheese and wrapped them in plastic. The folded over side was sealed with heat either from a heated metal plate or a smaller hand held iron, then weighed and a label printed and stuck on.

Post# 739437 , Reply# 2   3/5/2014 at 10:06 (2,183 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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It's funny, I have more memories like yours too, Tom, as I went to the market with my mom as a kid, and the selection, weighing, wrapping, and marking process was a big event. Just one look at this reminded me of your same comments.

Post# 739913 , Reply# 3   3/6/2014 at 18:06 (2,182 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

My dad's uncle's grocery store had a couple scales like this - one for produce, the other for meat. I think they were purchased sometime in the 60's, and replaced earlier models.

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