Monday, January 27, 2014


Years ago we'd bought an old set of scales at an auction that I believe cost us a quarter.  They were big and heavy, and were very accurate, though a bit on the ugly side.  We got rid of them somewhere in the move to our current home.  We bought a new digital scale, accurate to the half pound, sleek, black, easy to read, lightweight and modern.
I detested them from the day we took them out of the box - or the unopenable plastic container.  And it wasn't because I weighed too much on them.  Rather, it was because I always had such a difficult time getting an accurate reading.  I could step on them 5 times and get a different weight each time.  Many times it was a 1 to 3 pound difference, but sometimes it was 17 - 20 pounds.  That just didn't seem realistic to tolerate.  But we lived with it for a decade, at least.
Then I bought one that could be hooked up to the Internet and keep records of different family members.  Whereas the really inaccurate scale never needed a battery in the 10 years we owned it, this one was a battery eater.  It sits in the bedroom now, dead from lack of battery juice.
So the next scale was purchased just after Christmas.  It seemed like it would be good to take to Friendship, where everything will be "scaled down" (ha!  just thought of that... scaled down... I kill me!).  This scale is portable.  It's very lightweight and the readout part tucks in for storage or mobility, and pulls out for weighing.  Now.  The only thing is - it is too small.  Your feet hang over the edges.  You can't possibly stand on it unless you are a child's size 4 foot.  Teetering on the pinnacle of a scale will not give you an accurate reading, nor will touching your toes or heels to the floor, and that is the only way an adult could possible hold still on this thing.

Back to the search for scales... 


Search for:
- vintage, cast iron, scales, bathroom, Health-o-Meter, white -

 Wait for it.....


For a mere $40 plus $33.35 shipping, we have our 25 cent scales back.

They work perfectly and will look great in the new old house.
Sometimes it just doesn't pay to scale back.


  1. Amazing that you've tried so many & they didn't work for some reason or another, Donna. Glad you finally got your mojo back (oops-scales)!

    1. This scale was made in the 1930's or earlier, so will fit in well with the age of the house. The scale itself weighs quite a bit being cast iron and glass. I now have no excuse not to weigh myself. Eeesh. I guess that's good.


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