Steam Punk Powder Scale

by Garry James

So you thought electric powder scales were new? A look at this c. 1920 beauty will change your mind in a big way. "Elaborate' is an inadequate description. With its fancy beam balance, elegant walnut battery box, powder reservoir and tripod table with adjustable legs it looks like it would be more at home in Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory than at a reloading bench. But one wonders at the advisability of the exposed wires and electric terminals being so close to the powder container'¦. "Don't pull that lever, you'll blow us all to atoms!"

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