One of the busiest pieces of equipment at the scrap yard are its scales. They provide the defining measurement for all material trading, both buying and selling.
There’s Nothing New About Scales
Scales date back to early Egyptian civilization. The earliest scales were found in an Egyptian grave and are at least 7000 years old. Modified and improved by many cultures over time they increasingly gained relevance with the introduction of mediums of exchange with fixed values. People needed to know the weight of a product in order to convert its value into currency.