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Located at the foot of the cellar stairs is a very large, industrial sized scale. It will weigh up to 250 pounds and is very accurate dispute its age. It was once part of the day-to-day work flow of a well-known Gouverneur company, the Balducci Crushed Stone, Inc. which operated on Parker Street and is a vital part of Gouverneur's local history.
Since Gouverneur is famous for its minerals, especially marble, it was only natural that a company like Balducci's would be important in the local economic chain. The firm supplied crushed stone for use in road building, etc and lime to farmers and various dealers in Northern New York.
This scale was donated by Karen Balducci Gleason. Her father, John Balducci owned Balducci Crushed Stone, Inc.
In addition to the unique scale, the Balducci family has assembled a poster with some family portraits.
Top two photos: John and Philomena Balducci
John in Navy uniform
Second row: John's and Philomena's wedding
Philomena and daughter, Karen
Third row: Karen's and James' Wedding with her parents
John with his parents
Bottom: John's family