Acme Egg Grading Scale, 1924-1930

Summary

Different types of poultry lay eggs of different sizes, shapes, and colors. Farmers use a grading system to ensure consistency when packing eggs for shipment and sale. "Grading" involves visually sorting the eggs, then weighing them with a scale, like this one from the 1920s.

Different types of poultry lay eggs of different sizes, shapes, and colors. Farmers use a grading system to ensure consistency when packing eggs for shipment and sale. "Grading" involves visually sorting the eggs, then weighing them with a scale, like this one from the 1920s.

Artifact

Egg scale

Date Made

1924-1930

Keywords

Egg scales 

Eggs 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2005.121.64

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Constance & James Levi.

Material

Aluminum (Metal)

Color

Black (Color)

Dimensions

Length: 10.125 in

Width: 2.75 in

Height: 4.125 in

Inscriptions

ACME EGG GRADING SCALE / PAT. JUNE 24, 1924 / THE SPECIALTY MFG. CO. / ST. PAUL, MINN., U.S.A. [arm on scale]

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