Here we have a ENORMOUS Howe platform scale. I put several objects (and my dog) in the pictures to try to give a size comparison, because it's WAY larger than a normal platform scale.
The actual platform is 40x32 inches, and the overall footprint is roughly 60"x40", and the top of the cross-arm is 59 inches above the ground. It weighs about 880 lbs. This is not your average barn-found platform scale, this is warehouse/railroad-class. It's in very good cosmetic condition, with nice finish and legible HOWE logo still on the wood.
I did not get any of the weight discs though, so I can't test it properly. The platform and beam are free and appear well balanced though. There is hand-writing on the cross-beam that indicates it is 13 lbs off at each end (high at one, low at the other) so it could probably use work if you need to actually weigh things with it. But it's a pretty rare piece in it's own right. I will need your zip code, I will need to know if it's going to a business or residence, and is there a loading dock or forklift.Weight 880 lbs (Before packaging). Please provide a REAL address. This is at my discretion, for buyers with dodgy or low feedback. I will NOT mark them as'gift'. I DO NOT under-declare item value on the invoice.
I know how fragile cast iron is. I use newspaper for small items, and packing peanuts only for very light items. I use a variety of bubble wrap and peanut-packs for most mid-size items. Heavy items will be packaged using solid styrofoam block.It is very rare for the items I pack to be broken, as my feedback should attest. Especially on those large items. I can be flexible with scheduling - just ask! The item "HUGE antique cast iron HOWE platform scale 4000 lbs capacity" is in sale since Monday, July 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Mercantile, Trades & Factories\Scales". The seller is "brummbar7" and is located in Papillion, Nebraska. This item can be shipped to United States.