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Very Large Mid-19th Century French Iron Cheese Scale or Pot Rack with Weights
This very large iron cheese scale from the Jura mountains near the Swiss border hangs from above and was originally used to weigh Comté or Morbier wheels of cheese. Two weights with hooks may be moved along the horizontal measuring bar to achieve a balance. The measuring bar is stamped J. B. Jeunet and dated 1862, and the hexagonal weight is marked Etalon 5 Kilog or Standard 5 Kilograms in English. With an impressive drop of 40 inches and a scale platform measuring 26 inches square, this large-scale piece would be ideal as a unique pot rack.
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1862
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 40 in. x W 26 in. x D 26 in.H 101.6 cm x W 66.04 cm x D 66.04 cm
- Seller LocationFayetteville, AR
- Seller Reference Number12A411
- Reference NumberLU983211688203
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