The Town Scales

In the late 1800's every city and town in Rhode Island had a set of "Official scales" which were used by the local official who oversaw weights and measures throughout the town including being used at various markets. After being hidden away in the Town Hall attic for many years, the Town scales have now been reassembled and put on display in the Town House for all to see and enjoy. The Town Scales were restored in 2009, courtesy of the Foster Preservation Society.