Scale collectors to meet in Portland


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This 19th century Southwark shop scale represents the attractive machines to be found at the May 20-24 International Society of Antique Scale Collectors convention. Photo courtesy the ISASC

PORTLAND, Ore. – The International Society of Antique Scale Collectors (ISASC) will hold its 32nd annual convention May 20-24 at the Monarch Hotel and Conference Center, hosted by ISASC members Dick and Peggy Clark.

This is the first ISASC event in Portland. Convention highlights include a “silent auction” with scales and weights for sale, a “show and tell” session where members share rare or unusual scales and a gala reception and banquet. Several informative programs on scale-related topics will be presented. The convention provides a unique opportunity for scale enthusiasts from all over to meet and share their common interest.

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ISASC, founded in 1976, brings together collectors of scales and weights to promote the exchange of information, foster friendships, encourage preservation, study and exhibition as well as to enhance the pleasures of collecting. Members are located throughout the world and include longtime collectors as well as novices. Some members specialize in certain types of scales and some prefer all variations in their collection. The society is fully inclusive of all levels of collecting from the very academic to the casual collector.

Members receive a subscription to the Society’s quarterly journal, Equilibrium, a valuable reference in the field of metrology. This publication is filled with illustrated articles on the origin and history of scales, scales with unusual design or weighing principles and profiles of scale manufacturers. A research and reply service to obtain information on a particular scale, field trips to prominent private collections and reprints of old scale catalogs are just a few of the membership benefits.

For information visit www.isasc.org or contact Clark at 503-772-1276 or Therealdickclark@msn.com.


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