From my personal collection, I have had these in my china cabinet for about 30 years. I have never used them, displayed only. I have decided to downsize a bit and am letting go of many of my favorite things. I would like someone else to enjoy them for years to come and I am also afraid that all of my favorite items might end up on the quarter table at a garage sale. lol…. This is a fantastic antique scale. It is cast iron and has a brass hopper. It is in great condition with no damage. I don’t see any maker’s mark on the piece. It is a heavy and solid piece. It can be calibrated. I have used this piece in my laundry room as a display piece. This piece weighs almost 8lbs. The weights are 1/8th lb to 1lb.