Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dayton Computing Scale - 1904

One Sunday Jon and I traveled to DePere, WI to attend an antiques market.  We enjoyed the day and kept circling back to this commercial scale and bought it. 
Can you tell me, what was the original color of this scale?  The last patent date listed on the spinning computing dial is 1904.    


  1. I'll bet that what is now red was once a dark forest green — but I like the present colors better.

  2. What a great piece to have, and the memory of buying it together!

  3. Wow, what a neat scale! It looks heavy, too. I'm not sure what the colours would have been originally. Perhaps red & white (no blue), grey-blue, or a grey-green. I agree with Mark, though: I like it as-is.