Scales; unknown maker, Crane Foundry Co; 1920-1930; MT1993.82.8


Mataura Museum



About this object

Scales; a set of cast iron kitchen scales.There are 7 weights ranging from one ounce to four pounds. This set was used by the Liston family.


unknown maker

Maker Role



Crane Foundry Co

Date Made


Place Made


Medium and Materials

processed material, metal, iron
processed material, metal, tin


h 115mm x w 245mm x d 115mm
h 60mm x w 280mm x d 170mm
weight - 1 oz:
h 8mm x dia 28mm
weight - 2 oz:
h 11mm x dia 47mm
weight - (?) oz:
h 13mm x dia 47mm
weight - 8 oz:
h 13mm x dia 60mm
weight - 1 lb:
h 18mm x dia 73mm
weight - 2 lb:
h 20mm x dia 95mm
weight - 4 lb:
h 36mm x dia 116mm
The scale and bowl are medium, the weights are small.

Subject and Association Keywords

home economics/cooking/food/housekeeping

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object Type

kitchen equipment

Object number


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