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Public Weighing Scales

"In the days when almost nobody was overweight, nobody had weighing scales at home. They had to go to the Chemist shop- where a large white machine weighed the person standing on the platform, on insertion of a penny in the slot.. In this case, on 10 April 1930 the customer weighed in at 3 stone 8 pounds. (22.28 kilo). The back of the card reads: "You will meet, in the near future, somebody who will considerably influence your career." I suspect that that person was likely to be a teacher!"

Submitted by: Vincent Delany