Antique Black Metal American Family Scale by American Cutlery Co. Chicago USA | Vintage Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen Decor
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「Features」 · Ivory enamel face · Gold decorations around the face · Original labels on both sides · Original black paint
「Style Inspiration」 With its warm, rustic appeal, this American Cutlery Co of Chicago household scale would be a beautiful addition to your farmhouse kitchen, country home, shop or office. Use the removable upper tray to display your kitchen décor, as a fruit stand or house a small plant.
「History」 As the name suggests, weights and measures were not the original focus of this long lost Chicago institution. Way back in 1865, a pair of Jewish immigrants from Germany-Meyer Hirsch and his brother-in-law Moses Rubel-quit their jobs as Chicago cattle dealers to pursue a shared interest in the art of Bavarian cutlery.
It was organized as the American Cutlery Company around 1878, with Meyer Hirsch as president and Moses Rubel as secretary. It emerge as one of the country's leading suppliers of steel dinner knives, bread knives, carving knives, etc.
In the early years of the 20th century, the second generation of American Cutlery-led by Isaac Hirsch and his brothers-began strategically expanding the company's range of products. And so began the manufacturing of the "American Family Scale," American Family Scales did have a distinct character all their own. They were made from quality steel just like the company's cutlery, and were precision-reliable in terms of measurements
「Dimension」 10" H x 6.25" L x 6.25" W
「Condition」 Good condition for its age. The spring scale has overall finish wear, rust around the bottom, the top tray comes off. In working condition but not sure how accurate it is anymore.