American Victorian E. & T. Fairbanks Painted Iron and Brass Counter Postal Scale
American Victorian E. & T. Fairbanks Painted Iron and Brass Counter Postal Scale American Victorian E. & T. Fairbanks Painted Iron and Brass Counter Postal Scale American Victorian E. & T. Fairbanks Painted Iron and Brass Counter Postal Scale American Victorian E. & T. Fairbanks Painted Iron and Brass Counter Postal Scale American Victorian E. & T. Fairbanks Painted Iron and Brass Counter Postal Scale American Victorian E. & T. Fairbanks Painted Iron and Brass Counter Postal Scale American Victorian E. & T. Fairbanks Painted Iron and Brass Counter Postal Scale American Victorian E. & T. Fairbanks Painted Iron and Brass Counter Postal Scale American Victorian E. & T. Fairbanks Painted Iron and Brass Counter Postal Scale American Victorian E. & T. Fairbanks Painted Iron and Brass Counter Postal Scale American Victorian E. & T. Fairbanks Painted Iron and Brass Counter Postal Scale American Victorian E. & T. Fairbanks Painted Iron and Brass Counter Postal Scale American Victorian E. & T. Fairbanks Painted Iron and Brass Counter Postal Scale

American Victorian E. & T. Fairbanks Painted Iron and Brass Counter Postal Scale

Ref: M2481
Prior to the creation of Parcel Post Service in 1913, only packages weighing less than 4 pounds were allowed through the postal system in the United States. Postmasters used scales such as this to determine the correct postage. Erastus and Thaddeus Fairbanks' company was one of the top suppliers of scales to the Post Office Department.
MAKER
E. and T. Fairbanks and Co. (Vermont, 1830-present)
MARKS 
Gilt stenciled and molded mark: Fairbanks.
DATE
c. 1890
DIMENSIONS
Width 13 Depth 7 Height 6.5 in.
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