102. Hide/Fur Traders Scale
Offered at $450
102. Frontier Buffalo Hide/ Fur Traders Scale, very old of cast iron and forged iron components. No makers name is visible. 24" overall length with a weight of 7 pounds. When hung in one position the scale weighs up to 49 pounds, when hung upside down it weighs from 50 to 200 pounds. The dark red enamel paint on the balance weight and the spade shaped hanger platform appears to be original. Very interesting item right out of the heart of Minnesota's old beaver trapping country.
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