This is a beautifully odd item, not only can you weigh yourself of these magnificent scales, you can also have your fortune told. They were often placed in drugstores, supermarkets, movie theaters and amusement parks in the states.
Manufactured by Watling, USA circa 1940.the ‘Tom Thumb’ model is made from heavy cast iron, mirrors and enamel. Coin operated, you would turn the knob to choose your fortune question. Drop a penny in and the answer is revealed and your weight is displayed. The scales are not tested, locks have been removed, but it looks like all the inner workings are there. A good restoration project for those who are interested coin operated machines.
Product code; 1675