Classical Showcase continues its series of concerts from the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland on Friday evening at 7 with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons. They’ll play a program of music by Brahms, Shostakovich and Ravel.
The American Penny Scale
In this ArtZine episode, we learn about penny scales – once on every main street they are now in a one-of-a-kind collection.
Christopher Steele started collecting penny scales 37 years ago and takes pride in his unique collection.
At one time these scales stood tall on corners and in public places and provided people with a way to weigh themselves without going to the doctor. With modern innovation and advancements in personal and electronic scales, these have all but disappeared, making this collection so rare.