Weighing in on Egg Scales

Early egg scales helped small farmers grade and market eggs.

This Multiplo egg grader was advertised in a 1949 Clark’s Catalogue of Poultry Feeds and Equipment
This Multiplo egg grader was advertised in a 1949 Clark’s Catalogue of Poultry Feeds and Equipment. It is identical to the original model of the Acme egg grader manufactured in the U.S. from 1924-36, except for the gradations of 1-1/2, 1-5/8, 1-3/4, 1-7/8, 2, 2-1/8, 2-1/4, 2-3/8 and 2-1/2 oz. per egg instead of Acme’s standard gradations of 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28 and 30 oz. per dozen.