These baby-weighing scales, made around 1900, were used by health visitors. Health visitors first appeared in the early nineteenth century, and were employed by charities and businesses. The scales were sponsored by Mellin’s Food, the first company to make baby milk.
Use our 3D baby weighing scales model in the classroom to bring your curriculum teaching to life: https://learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/resources/baby-weighing-scales
Find out more in the Science Museum Group online collection: https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/objects/co121465/