Scales: A Collector's Guide

Bill & Jan Berning

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Almost every business and home has at least one scale. This book features hundreds of color photographs of the most collectible scales made, including diamond scales, egg scales, bathroom scales, martini scales, toy scales, golf club scales, coin-operated scales, and many others, all described in detail along with market values. From large iron store scales manufactured by large scale companies to beautiful sterling silver scales sold by Tiffany & Co., this book covers the whole range. If you like mechanical gadgets, you'll love this book. If you have ever used a scale and found it interesting, you will want to own this first-ever book dedicated to their amazing variety.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 506 color photos, 9 b/w photos | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764307782

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Jan and Bill Berning met in 1991 at a convention of The International Society of Antique Scale Collectors in Chicago. In 1993, the couple purchased an old opera house in Genoa, Illinois, to house their collection, which numbers over 1200 scales.