Vintage Deluxe 16-Ounce Postal Scale

Vintage Deluxe 16-Ounce Postal Scale


This petite scale is known as a ‘Deluxe Supreme Postal Scale’ and was used by postal workers to weigh post and parcels to ensure the proper type and amount of postage was used. IDL MFG. & Sales Corp. first used the logo pictured in January 1925, and continued to use this logo until the 1970s. This scale weighs letters, airmail and 3rd class merchandise in 1/2 ounce increments up to 1 pound. Under the top plate is an adjustable knob in order to calibrate the scale. The enamel paint used on the scale is a mint green coloring, a popular shade of the decade

  • Maker:  IDL Manufacturing & Sales Corporation

  • Material: Metal, enamel

  • Epoch: 1960s

  • Dimensions: 4.125” x 3.625” x 2.25”

  • Procurement: Detroit, Michigan

  • Origin: Carlstadt, New Jersey

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