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Egg Grading Scale

Display: Bakers' Secrets
Culinary Technique: measurement

Date: pat. 1941

Manufacturer: Sears, Roebuck, and Company

Location: Chicago

Dimensions: 5" h x 7.5" w x 3" d

Watch collection donor Mel Mickevic demonstrate this object with
Dean Christopher Koetke, School of Culinary Arts, Kendall College,
and Victoria Matranga, exhibition curator.

Eggs were sold by weight, so farmers once used scales like this to grade them by size—extra large, large, medium, small—and to show weights by the dozen for eggs weighing 1½ to 2½ ounces each. The cotter pin at the top kept the scale in balance.