Growing Up with the Milk Tester and Milk Scales

Milk scales, the tool of choice for the county’s milk tester, proved a great tool in dairy efficiency

An early single-hand milk scale is marked Morton & Bremner’s Spring Balance Made By Thomas Morton. To weigh 30 lbs. by ounces. Each 10 lbs. is marked on the slide, the intermediate weights on the circle. The looped hook is usually found on earlier milk scales; this piece is marked with the year 1867.
An early single-hand milk scale is marked Morton & Bremner’s Spring Balance Made By Thomas Morton. To weigh 30 lbs. by ounces. Each 10 lbs. is marked on the slide, the intermediate weights on the circle. The looped hook is usually found on earlier milk scales; this piece is marked with the year 1867.