Holy Grail: Vintage Egg Scales
My last “Holy Grail” post was about items I could probably never afford, but today’s entry is a bit different. I REALLY want a vintage egg scale (hence, “holy grail”), and technically I could afford one. The thing is though, I prefer to find one of these at a sale. I’ve NEVER seen one in person and I think the thrill of discovery would be half the fun as owning one.
Egg scales were used on farms to “grade” eggs (since eggs are sold by weight). You just plop an egg on the little scale and it immediately tells you if the egg is Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large…you get the idea. All that really matters here is that these scales are no longer in use, and that they are totally adorable:
They are also surprisingly expensive. Here are some completed listings on ebay:
Those are some pricey little egg scales! Also, check out the 1% battery life on my iPhone. I dropped it in the toilet so now it perpetually says 1%, which is sad and disappointing.
Anyway, I really think the day will come that I find one of these in a sale. If someone out there has a lead on one though, I’d be happy to strike up a deal. One of these scales would fit in perfectly with my collection: