Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cotton Scales

Selma's Old Depot Museum features numerous exhibits of Black Belt culture
 including old cotton scales. Here, the weight (485 pounds) of a bale of cotton
 is noted at the top of the scale. 


Merisi said...

Very Interesting, I did not know there were special cotton scales!

Happy New Year from Vienna,

Tanya Breese said...

i wonder how old that is?

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Pretty colors in this photo. The cotton equipment they use now isn't quite as artistic, is it?

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Many people have never seen them and cotton scales are an iconic part of the south!

Happy New Year. Here's to another great year of photoblogging.

Janis & David

hamilton said...

I've never seen them - do we get to see more of this antiquity?

Jim said...

Great sign

Lesley said...

That's a heavy bale of cotton, at 485lbs!