Persinware scales

Persinware kitchen scalesPersinware #710 domestic scales
made in Australia, c.1960s

This pair of metal scales come with their original plastic measuring bowls- an elongated oval in dark green, and an apple-green rounded bowl with pouring lip. The white enamel is a little scuffed in places, evidencing their role in the kitchens of Australia for the last fifty-or so- years. Both scales are still accurate [I have tested them against a modern digital scale] and weigh things up to ten pounds, by 1 oz increments. The scales have an adjusting knob on the back, to allow for the weight of the bowl itself.

These are not reproduction scales: they are authentic 60s scales. Persinware brought out reproduction scales- using exactly the same scale shapes and bowls as these – in the 70s; the tell-tale evidence being the inclusion of kilogram measurements alongside the imperial measurements for the new metric era.

Lemons and limes look particularly good in the green bowls. If green isn’t your colour, I do have a couple of other Persinware scales with red, orange and yellow bowls…

The scales are for sale: $AUD90

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Retro kitchen scales

Persinware kitchen scalesPersinware #710 domestic scales
made in Australia, c.1960s

This pair of metal scales come with their original plastic measuring bowls- an elongated oval in dark green, and an apple-green rounded bowl with pouring lip. The white enamel is a little scuffed in places, evidencing their role in the kitchens of Australia for the last fifty-or so- years. Both scales are still accurate [I have tested them against a digital 2012 scale] and weigh things up to ten pounds, by 1 oz increments. The scales have an adjusting knob on the back, to allow for the weight of the bowl itself.

Lemons and limes look particularly good in the green bowls. If green isn’t your colour, I do have a couple of other Persinware scales with red, orange and yellow bowls…

For sale: $AUD90

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Persinware kitchen scales [sold]

Persinware No 14 household scale
made in Australia, c.1950s

This set of kitchen scales is made of steel that has been enameled. It weighs items up to 14 pounds using 1 ounce increments [you can tell a reproduction Persinware scale by the fact that it has both imperial and metric measures- the metric scale was introduced into Australia in the early 70s.] Up to recently these scales have been hard at work in my own kitchen- and they are still accurate [I tested them against a new-fangled digital scale- which though extremely precise is incredibly ugly when compared to this old kitchen scale.]

I have also used the scales as a fruit bowl, or fresh chilli holder. The white enamel bowl makes a great contrast for limes or lemons- or any whole food.