祥興厘戥磅秤 cheung hing scales and steelyards

2014.4.24 | 荷李活道近水水坑口 hollywood road near possession street

每次經過這店,不禁駐足。一來是個小眾甚至沒落的行業。繼而仔細打量店的名字,心裡逐個字唸幾遍。厘戥磅秤這四個方塊字,繞口、鏗鏘且字形上很有分量。

店大部分時間都有個老伯伯駐守。鋪面從前還看到很多戥、秤還有大型用砝碼座地的大秤,今天主要貨品都是電子磅一類了。

厘戥 (音或凳),是用來稱量金、銀、藥材香料的小桿秤。厘亦是重量單位,兩的千分之一。

every time when i come around here, i will spend a moment on this shop. because it is a rare business, and most of the time there is an old man sitting quietly inside the shop. i have a ritual, give the shop name a good look and slowly pronounce each of the characters in my heart. the combination of the characters is so attractive aesthetically in the shape and writing as well as phonetically.

the first two characters form the name of the shop, while the last four characters show what the shop is selling, different kinds of scales and weights chinese style and western. please note that the english name in the title is my translation of the name of the shop because so far i cannot find the official english name.

cheung hing scales

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