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    One of my sons was cleaning up an old abandoned farmstead and ran across this old weight scale beam rusted and bent that early farmers used to weigh grain/livestock/coal etc. on. So I being the ole pack rat that I am, I grabbed onto this real quick. I poured the sliding weight full of lead with the scale bar positioned in the slot of the head then attached the Fairbanks logo sign onto the bar with brass rivets and this turned out to be the Fairbanks/lead/brass hammer. Leaded/brass,hammer-scale-hammer.jpg

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    "I poured the sliding weight full of lead". I'm confused. All sliding weights that I've come across have been to all appearances solid. Where did you pour this lead, into the small space between the slot in the weight and the bar?

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    volodar, the sliding weight was hollow except for a small amount of lead that was already in it. I took the weight into my local grain company and ask why their would be lead in there and for what purpose. Gary is one of the managers and he told me it was probably to balance the beam. One of the holes in the bottom of the weight was bored clear through into the middle of the weight and that is where I poured the lead into. I wished I had weighed the thing before and after I filled it. I will weigh it and post the results soon. Yes it was hollow. Thanks for the question.

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    Thanks, frugalolegeezer. "One of the holes in the bottom of the weight" makes it appear that the weight had been "adjusted" by drilling material out of the bottom, overshooting, then adding lead to fix that, and so on. Just speculating!


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