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Penny fortune-telling scales
Penny fortune-telling scales
These were commonly found on subway platforms, in pharmacies, and at the 5-and-10.
Some displayed your weight and fortune in a window, while others spat out a printed card.

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Posted by Steverino at 9:41 pm (PDT) on Wed July 30, 2014   
I always think of the 'Twilight Zone' episode with William Shatner in it, feeding the penny fortune teller with the devil on top, in that small town diner. It wasn't a scale, but, still enjoyed watching it.
Posted by AliKaplan at 10:11 am (PDT) on Mon April 22, 2013   
I remember the scale in the W.T. Grant on Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY back in the 50s and 60s. 

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