Fairbanks Registering Beam

Hadn't really ever heard of a "registering beam" before but it definitely caught my eye. Looks simple enough but I wasn't sure what is was used for.

Hadn’t really ever heard of a “registering beam” before but it definitely caught my eye. Looks simple enough but at first glance I wasn’t sure what is was used for.

It would appear that it was a scale back in the day. I wouldn't test it now but I would guess you drove on to this platform and the weight was registered.

It appear s that it was a scale back in the day. I wouldn’t test it now but I would guess you drove on to this platform and the weight was registered.

Regardless of what it used to do, it now just sits in a field looking stately while watching the days pass by.

Regardless of what it used to do, it now just sits in a field looking stately while watching the days pass by.

These had nothing to do with it but they were big and rusty and you know how much I love rust.  Thanks for looking.

These had nothing to do with it but they were big and rusty and you know how much I love rust.
Thanks for looking.

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