Egg Scales - Scalai
Kiltimagh Railway Museum, County Mayo
Brass, horseshoe shaped scales, 7" x 61/2", on stand, with diagonal shaft and attached cradle, 8" wide, and suspended balance
Used for weighing eggs for export. Eggs needed to conform to a certain minimum weight. Believed to be approximately 80 years old.
These scales were used by Michael John McDonagh's father at Cullilea, who dealt in eggs until the 1940s.