Project Description

Early ‘fan dial’ scales – first use of the ribbon-and-cam counterweight method of indication– which overcame the problems with springs (temperature, stretching) providing superior accuracy and performance. Many designs features attractive castings and embellished covers. Many were ordered by candy manufacturers, given away as premiums for retailists meeting sales quotas and were private labelled– such as the Walla Walla Gum Company and Wrigley for a few. Intricate detail – note unique glass cover showing counterweight and bottom of ribbon connecting to stirrup which made springs obsolete!