For a half century, Americans relied on penny scales to watch their weight. At their peak, over 10 billion pennies were dropped into these colorful machines annually. This site celebrates America's first vending service, the penny scale.

 

See what Strong and others say about the collection here.

 

Hollywood Embraced the Penny Scale. Click here to see five of Christopher's favorite examples.

 

A colorful book on the history of the American Penny Scale is in the works and due out in 2017. Please check back for details.

 

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