Tipping The Scales - A Round-Up Of Vintage And Antique Weighing Instruments!

One of the things that makes vintage and antique items really cool and worth collecting is their history and the story they tell. This is especially the case with things that were used everyday, like old-fashioned scales. Think about how many people used them in their day-to-day life and all the things that were weighed in and on them...it's crazy!

If you've got a wild imagination like we do, it's impossible not to imagine (at least for us) all the exciting and important things that add to these scales' story. While surely some just interacted with quotidian items such as flour and other food ingredients, it's not unreasonable to think that some of the older ones came into contact with more unique objects - gold nuggets, mayhaps?!

Take a look at these viewer-submitted photos (and feel free to send in your own) and let your imagination run away with you!

Tipping The Scales - A Round-Up Of Vintage And Antique Weighing Instruments!
from: Sharon Murray: "Gold scales, assay crucible, blasting cap tin and assorted miners candlesticks."
Tipping The Scales - A Round-Up Of Vintage And Antique Weighing Instruments!
from: Terry Morgan Morrison: "Some of my vintage kitchen collection. Scales, bean pot, and cake saver."
Tipping The Scales - A Round-Up Of Vintage And Antique Weighing Instruments!
from: Nancy Kirk Starnes: "A recent yard sale find, old "Fairbanks Standard" scales. I remember stores using them to weigh candy, seeds, etc."
Tipping The Scales - A Round-Up Of Vintage And Antique Weighing Instruments!
from: Shell Moody: "Hi I was just looking for some info on these scales I bought from a car boot sale. Just when they where made and from what time would the post office have used them thanks xx"
Tipping The Scales - A Round-Up Of Vintage And Antique Weighing Instruments!
from: Ken Sturtz: "Grandma used these scales in the 1930s, still in use as a neat decoration on the bookshelf."
Tipping The Scales - A Round-Up Of Vintage And Antique Weighing Instruments!
from: Daryl Ledford: "Old set of farm scales that I got from an old barn I dismantled."
Tipping The Scales - A Round-Up Of Vintage And Antique Weighing Instruments!
from: Stuart McPhee: "Here's an old item that dates back when my mother was a young married woman. Scales in pounds and ounces. Who remembers this?"