This Blog is for Bill… and finding a height/weight top for his 1931 Mills Novelty Scale…
When you publish a blog you never know who will read it. Saturday I found out that one of my readers is Bill and that he lives in Iowa. I found out the old fashioned way, Bill called me on the telephone – one that is hooked to wall.
Bill called to find out if I still had the 1931 Mills Novelty Art Deco height weight Scale that I wrote about on October 14th. Unfortunately for him (but fortunately for me) it sold less than a week after I cleaned and put it in the Antique Store.
Bill was disappointed but we both agreed that shipping a couple hundred pound scale to Iowa might have been expensive. It turns out that he already has one of these scales but he is missing the top piece that has the height/weight chart on it.
Once Bill mentioned that he was missing the top piece, it was interesting to note that the top piece was off of my scale when I got it. Bill and I concluded that these tops may have been removed so that they wouldn’t get broken when the scales were moved. Perhaps Bill’s top was removed and misplaced or perhaps it was broken and discarded.
There are actually two parts to the cream colored top of the scale. The vertical part, with the “Health Chart” is attached to the more horizontal part that has the coin slot in it.
Bill would like find a top part (with the “health Chart”) for his scale. If you happen to have a scale top, please contact me at:
If you don’t have a scale top, please memorize the picture and help us find one.
Bill thanks for calling me, I had a wonderful time talking to you and learning about your collections. When the TV guys discover me and I get my own TV show (like the American Pickers) I’ll drive right out and visit you! Until then, I’ll try to help you find a scale top…