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iconnumber posted 04-19-2005 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AMD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd like to invest in a good scale for weighing silver hollow ware. Does anyone have any suggestions? Many thanks!

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iconnumber posted 04-19-2005 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for agleopar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use a Ohous (sp?) balance beam just like the one we used in high school science (grams up to 1 or 2 Kilos). A few years ago, in an auction I found another big one that goes up to 10-15 kilos!

The new digital scales work well but I've only seen them in jewelery sizes.

Good luck

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iconnumber posted 04-20-2005 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for salmoned     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use an Ohaus Cent-O-Gram for small items (311 g. capacity, readings to .01 grams) and an Ohaus Harvard trip balance for larger items (2 kg. capacity, readings to .1 grams). Both of these scales are easy to use and adjust, and fairly accurate. However, the suspended platform of the Centogram is not recommended for holloware because it's often difficult to properly place the item.

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iconnumber posted 05-12-2005 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for swarter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a digital scale that weighs up to 2600 gms (5.2lbs troy wt). It reads in 8 modes, including troy ounces and pennyweights; it is accurate to 0.1 dwt, and has a stainless steel weighing platfom measuring 5.78 in square. It has a tare feature for zeroing, so a larger lightweight platform could be placed on it if needed for wide based objects. It takes up much less space than the Ohaus triple beam balances, and no conversions are needed. As such things go, it is quite reasonably priced. It is called the My Weight iBalance 2600.

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