Today’s object is a set of red scales from the Salter brand. This type is called a Postal scale, and it is a measuring instrument for determining the weight or mass of an object. Weighing scales are used in many industrial and commercial applications, and products from feathers to loaded tractor-trailers are sold by weight. For more on the history of the Salter brand name, click on the following link. If you have further information about these scales that would be useful for our catalogue, contact the museum on 0800 111 323 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki Heritage Collection 1985.042.1.