The old floor-standing platform scales, 24" face, usually on wheels.
I have a 75# model (31-0851 FB, S/N 728 249), that I'm modifying (longer
throat), and I'm looking at a 125# and 2,000# cap models.
tare.com supports these scales, and tells me that this scale was made
between 1943 and 1945. Parts are very expensive.
It seems that a small scale may be counterbalanced to read heavier weights.
But can a scale that reads 2,000# at "full scale" (full needle rotation) be
made to read, say, 200# at full scale, without messing with the internal
Has anyone altered the internal weights? Tips on doing this?
Any other leads/sources for parts, intact scales, etc?
These scales are a joy to behold. A little heavy to hold/hump around, but
still a joy to behold.
12 years ago