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May 23, 2012

Druggist’s scale

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Druggist's scale

Druggist’s balance scale used at Finch’s Drug Store in Hastings, Minnesota in the 1870s.  The scale is housed within a rectangular wooden box with cut corners. The box is painted black and has a removable, broken marble top that has been repaired.  The box’s eight balance pegs are designed to hold and balance medicine trays.  Its front contains an alcoved glass window with a brass cover and interior plate which reads “PORTEE 10 K.”  The scale mechanisms within the box are painted green.

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