Package scale

Package scale
Today most goods bought at a grocery store come in individually wrapped packages. This was not always the case. Most country stores purchased their goods in bulk and then had to divide the goods themselves. The easiest way to do this was by weight. Most Country stores would have several types of scales to measure and “package” their goods. This large scale, which could weigh accurately up to 500 lbs, was used to weigh goods that were then packaged for sale to customers. Customers could also request a specified weight for purchase. Date approximated.
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Tobacco Farm Life Museum
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Tobacco Farm Life Museum
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