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Measuring the Appeal of Antique Scales

Measuring the Appeal of Antique Scales

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Balance-based scales appear in the historical record around 2400-1800 BC, in what is now modern-day Pakistan. Their simplicity, however, has led scholars to believe that scales may have been used way before they ever appeared on the record. The longevity and diversity make scales one of the more accessible […]

Antiques Peek: September 2018

Antiques Peek: September 2018

Is That a Firkin? by Jessica Kosinski When you think of primitive collectibles, one image that might come to mind is that of a lidded wooden container with a handle. Such containers can be found in many homes, especially those with traditional Colonial designs. They make excellent decorations, but what are they exactly? They are […]