Salter Scale original paint scheme

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mclemore
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Salter Scale original paint scheme

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While trying to research the Bryans Pendulum, I came across an original Salter Scale ad for one of their scales. I thought I'd share it because of how neat the paint scheme is on it... Maybe it would be useful to people restoring a scale. Often we think of old scales painted very plainly and suspect that colorful schemes were later collector 'enhancements', but many were magnificent to begin with...
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A couple of ornate ones
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National Scale Co
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Callie "George Washington"
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Coincidentally one has popped up on eBay, maybe original paint scheme based on above.....very impressive with impressive $ tag to go with it
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victorian-Ge ... SwiEFfy7WC
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It always makes me laugh when I see Salter and Watling scales with hand rails....a little bit of pressure applied in the right way takes lbs of your weight and no dieting needed :o
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