This is an antique counterbalance scale, and the castiron counterbalance is included. It comes form an old household in central Japan. I imagine it is from at least before the WWII, probably quite a bit before. I am not sure exactly how it would have been used.
The metal hook looks to be hand forged. There is something written on the weight that it for a 7KG type scale. Not sure what that is all about.....well, it means 7 Kilograms, no doubt, but....
The way that the callibrations have been inlaid into the wooden stick is quite interesting. It looks as if metal pins were hammered in and cut off, then filed down or something similar. Really cool looking. Please see the photos, and the photos in the album which i have noted further down in the description. A lot of work, hand work, has gone into creating this beautiful tool. Useful and lovely as well. True bauhaus. : )
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