You are correct. Right on the money.
I actually made the front bolster with the hole in it (tang side) slide off, and back on again. Thank you 3 times for the help!
The handles are not Cell but something more similar to Nylon. They are very flexible, and I'm surprised that they have faired so poorly because with the bolster off I can move the scale out away from the frame about 1/4" before stressing it.
Right on the 3 1/2"mark as for length.
So for the thread it is a (Quote from linked thread) "Patented Oct. 6, 1942 BOLSTERED HANDLED CUTLERY Albert Edward Allen, Yorkville, N. Y., assignor to Utica Cutler Company, Utica, N. Y.,"
I cant imagine it is later than this date due to the war effort...
You all ROCK! Thank you again.
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I need a pile side scale. THX!