Wonderful and decorative 19th century French Bakery Balance Scale, used to weigh dough so that each loaf or baguette would be relatively uniform in size. The Roberval balance is a weighing scale invented by the French mathematician Gilles Personne de Roberval in 1669. Originally found at an old bakery in France, this scale was used in the late 1800's. This scale has great patina, it is made of heavy cast iron, painted silver, and had the two original brass weighing trays.
Display in your cuisine, with your other kitchen antiques, in any French Country setting, or just to add a French antique to a contemporary home for personal style. A fantastic addition to your collection. Marked FORCE 2 KILO on the top.