04/08/2013 07:52 am ET | Updated Apr 08, 2013

Country Living Appraises A 1950s Jiffy-Way Egg Scale: What Is It Worth?

We're very excited to syndicate one of our favorite columns, 'What Is It? What Is It Worth?' from one of our favorite magazines, Country Living. All text and images below are provided by Country Living. Get ready to be surprised!

"I snagged this cute little scale, which still works, for $65 on eBay. Did I overspend?" - K.S., Columbia, Missouri

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1950s Jiffy-Way Egg Scale

Professional appraiser Helaine Fendelman identifies and evaluates your collectibles and antiques.


With the growing interest in backyard chicken farming, related accessories continue to gain momentum on the vintage scene. And your particular find — made from sheet steel by Jiffy-Way Inc. of Owatonna, Minnesota — remains in great shape. Patented in 1940, the scale functions like so: Place an egg atop the nickel-plated cradling arm, and the machine reveals not just the specimen's weight in ounces, but also its grade, from small to extra large. Originally sold for around $2, your graphic tool currently commands a much heftier sum.

What's It Worth: $100

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