Antique John Chatillon & Sons Brass Hanging Gravity Scale. This scale was used to be hung up, and items weighed by hanging off the bottom hook on the scale. It is about 11 inches long, 1.75 wide, and 1 inch deep. Top of scale has a metal ring for hanging, and a metal hook on the bottom of the scale for attaching a sack, chained dish or other item to be weighted.
On front side of the scale just below the maker’s name (Chatillon & Sons) is engraved ” Not Legal for use in Trade”. The Backside of scale is painted black sheet metal. Scale is in good condition, showing wear to the painted black, black and dark colored spotting, and some very light corrosion as shown in photos.