Photography is an area that has a huge amount of collectible items. It could be cameras or even the photographs themselves. Companies even produced glass containers that held the chemicals to develop the photographs, and even these containers are sought after to decorate with.
But what about collecting and decorating with something like a studio scale?
One of the companies that produced a scale like this was EASTMAN KODAK. EASTMAN KODAK made this terrific photography studio scale from 1912 to 1948. It was made to help you weigh exactly how much chemicals you needed when you were developing your photos.
The reason you needed to weigh the chemicals because they were stored separately from each other. This was to help keep everything as fresh as possible (and to help you you use only what you needed).
This scale would look terrific on any desk, or even with other photographic equipment! You can see this terrific scale in my Etsy shop here.
What other types of photographic collectibles have you run across?