I ventured out to a suburb of Vancouver to check out some new thrift stores on a late Sunday afternoon. It was slim pickings at this one Salvation Army store but my rummaging paid off when I came upon another vintage Hanson scale.
Unlike the cheerful and bright Red Hanson Scale I found last year, this one has crisp black lettering on a white background. I noticed some remnants of packing tape so I scoured the shelves and finally found the tray that sits on top of the scale. It acts as a measuring cup of sorts since it has the measurement hash marks on it. As with the red scale, this one also indicates that it was made in the Republic of Ireland.
There is a paper sticker on the bottom of the scale that reads 09.L.86 so I think this dates the piece at about 25 years old! I really struggled with the $3 cost (I know, sorry) but finally decided it would be nice to have another Hanson scale. The great thing is, when I went up to the till, the clerk took 50% off the price! Apparently "miscellaneous" items were on sale that day...
Which scale do you think is nicer, the clean Black and White? Or the colourful Red?
Linking to ATG's Thrift Share Monday!
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