guess the thing

depending on how old you are, this might be a really easy thing to guess (or not).
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answer below


it’s some genuine old fashioned scales like they used to have in confectionary shops.
for me it oozed memories of buying a quarter of cola cubes on a saturday afternoon. for our friend em it made her think of being weighed as a little teeny weeny baby.
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