This April 2012 publication shows a 1940 Jiffy-Way Egg Scale. I just happen to have one so I thought I would do a copy-cat of their article.
I am using vintage glass eggs ... keep in mind that these eggs are hollow and come in several sizes.
The small egg does not even move the scale ... well, maybe just a little.
The scale moves to medium with the large egg.
Can you imagine sitting for hours placing eggs on that scale just to see if they are small, medium, large or extra large?
My hairdresser was telling me about an old white hen she had that was really big ... every day she came to the nest by the window and laid an egg ... and would cackle like crazy. Every day she laid one egg and every egg had two yokes and was huge, almost as big as a duck egg. I think that would weigh in as an XX-LARGE.
Well, this morning when I was fixing eggs for my breakfast ... I thought ... just for fun ... I would weigh them. I only had three eggs and all looked pretty much the same size.
(no ... I did not eat three eggs)
I placed them in my little gray enamel berry bucket on top the glass eggs and created this vignette. This real egg on the scale showed small.
This one was a medium.
The one that felt heavier, weighed in at
How could this be when all looked the same size?
Here is the answer ...
one yoke was quite a bit larger.
Now, I am sure this has really made your day.
Country Living vignette
The one in CountryLiving has a patent date of 1940/1941.
CountryLiving says it is worth $100.00.
Mine has a Pat.Pen. (patent pending) which might make it older.
Just a fun vintage kitchen gadget.
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