Antique Cast Iron Stimpson Computing Scale with Original Paint


Item Details:

  • Brand: Stimpson Computing Scale Company, Elkhart, Indiana
  • Includes 4 balance weights and hanging counter weight
  • Original red paint
  • Beautiful lithograph sticker decal features two U.S. flags, a graphic of an elk and reads: "simplicity, accuracy, weight and value - Elk Hart"
  • Historical Significance: This scale offers a glimpse into the past with its traditional mechanical design and ornate detailing, making it a collector’s delight.
  • Functional Design: Though primarily a collector's item, this scale features a functional weighing mechanism, complete with weights and a balanced arm.
  • Durable Construction: Crafted from cast iron, this piece has withstood the test of time, demonstrating great craftsmanship.
  • Versatile Use: Perfect as a decorative item in homes, museums, or vintage-themed establishments; also suitable for educational purposes in schools or historical exhibits.

Item Dimensions:

  • Width: 16"
  • Depth: 19"
  • Height: 26"


  • The scale is in good working condition for its age, displaying a rich patina and wear that add to its antique value.
  • Minor paint loss and surface rust spots, notably at base of scale


  • This item is available for local pickup only at the MSU Surplus Store. Please see our Hours and Location for more information.
SKU: 125409
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