Well-----since no one else wants to 'weigh' in on this matter, here are my results. When one scale is hung from the other and the weight is hung on the bottom, each scale registers the imposed weight. However, when the scales are hung 'side by each', each scale registered half of the imposed weight. Each metal spring of the scales sharing the same load, yet a different reading on each set up!!? I tried to equate this to batteries that are either in parallel or series but could not get the connection, as it were. In my trade I dealt with shear, moments, and kips. But this has me stumped. Any 'scaleologists out there??
Oh my head, Frank.
"I'm ambidextrous. I can screw things up with either hand."