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Nickel Parcel Balance   PS40
Nickel Parcel Balance PS40
Original, quality, large postal balance in nickel, with the original shaped honey coloured oak base on bun feet and with the full set of ten original nickel plated circular weights. This superb, all original set of scales has two ivorine plaques to the oak base detailing the postal rates for parcels, letters and foreign letters for the years 1906 - 1915. The scales are impressed "Warranted Accurate" and with the manufacturer's mark "STS". The top surface of the trays are pitted and showing the brass on the larger tray, the weights are also bleeding through to the brass in some areas, otherwise all is bright and clean and in super condition. The original set of weights comprise two 4lb and one of each of 2lb, 1lb, 8oz, 4oz, 2oz and two 1/2oz. All is complete and in good and working order. Plinth 14.75" x 11" + 2", total 16" wide, 12" front to back + 8" tall. Price is for the set.  
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Price: 350.00


Mordan Postal Scales PS38
Original, quality, late 19th century, brass postal balance on the original mahogany base,with the original brass weights. This example is stamped "S.Mordan and Co, London" for the maker and the full set of circular brass weights are stamped according 2 x "16oz", "8oz", "4oz", "2oz", "1oz" and 1/2oz". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. Plinth 13" x 6.75" + 1.5", total 14" x 7.75" + 6.75" tall. Price is for the set. 
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Price: 245.00


Mordan Postal Scales   PS38



Cased Pair of Salter Balances   PS37
Cased Pair of Salter Balances PS37
Pair of original, quality, pre-war, nickel plated tubular spring balances, in the original blue velvet and white silk lined leather look paper covered box, with a hinged lid and a pair of clasps. Both these balances are stamped for the maker "Salter" and the one with the spring clip, presumably for letters, is calibrated in ounces up to 16oz and the other, with a hook for parcels? is calibrated in pounds up to 15lbs. All is in near mint condition, probably not seen action and both balances are complete and in good and working order. Case 9" x 3.75" x 1". Price is for the set.  
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Price: 165.00


Salters No 35 Parcel Balance PS36
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast iron parcel scale to weigh up to 7lbs calibrated in ounces. The cast iron body is decorated in relief, to the front and base with designs of acanthus leaves. The circular painted face is marked "Salters Postal Parcel Balance No 35, 7lbs by 1oz" and has the postage rates for the years 1883 to 1886. The top rectangular flat pan is in brass and all has been cleaned and lacquered. The detail to the face is rather faded in places, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. Top pan 6" x 4", total 8.5" tall, base 6" wide and 4.75" front to back.  
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Price: 115.00


Salters No 35 Parcel Balance   PS36



Cast Iron Grocers Scales and Weights S252
Cast Iron Grocers Scales and Weights S252
Original, quality set of late 19th century, cast iron grocers / butchers counter scales, with a transfer decorated white ceramic slab, brass mounts and a stack of seven cast iron circular weights. The ceramic slab has black transfer details of a robed female holding a set of balance scales. The scales have been cleaned and repainted black, the weights cleaned and lacquered and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. 9" tall, 13.5" x 8.25" and ceramic slab 8.25" x 7" x 1.5" and weights 4.25" tall x 3.25". Price is per set. 
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Price: 135.00


Set Grocers Counter Scales S251
Original, quality late 19th century set of cast iron grocer's or butche's shop counter scales, for weighing cold meats and dairy products with a later very clean set of 8 Avery brass weights from 2lbs down to ¼ ounce. The shaped cast iron base is embossed for the manufacturer " Walker Bristol " and the white ceramic slab has a marbled effect and is detailed also for the manufacturer " H Walker Scale Maker Bristol ". The iron work has been cleaned and lacquered and the weights and brass pan polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, all has been fully overhauled. The ceramic slab has some grease stains and crazing to the finish but with no chips or cracks, all is complete and in good and working order. Total 6.5" tall, 14.5" long x 7.5" wide, ceramic slab 7" x 6" and circular brass pan 6".  
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Price: 185.00


Set Grocers Counter Scales S251



Salter No 11 Letter Balance S250
Salter No 11 Letter Balance S250
Original, quality cast iron letter balance, with a brass dial and top letter tray. The dial is calibrated to 24 ounces in ¼ ounce divisions for the years 1923 to 1940 and is impressed for the manufacturer " Salters " and " Letter balance No 11 " and " Made in England ". The body has retained a green stippled paint finish and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. Top pan 3.25", total 7.5" tall, base 4" wide and 3.5" front to back.  
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Price: 85.00


Set of Cast Iron Shop Counter Scales S247
Original, quality 1930's set of cast iron grocers or greengrocers shop counter scales in the original paintwork with brass caps to each rocker, the original strainless steel pan and a stack of original cast iron and brass circular weights. The scale is decorated with gold lined detail and "to weigh 28lb" and has a red on nickel maker's plate for "Wilcox and Walsh London N16". The stack of weights comprise the 4lb, 2lb, 1lb, 8oz and 4oz in cast iron and 2oz, 1oz and 1/2oz in brass. All has been cleaned and lacquered, fully overhauled and is in good and working order. A super set of very usable scales. Scale pan 14.25" x 10", total 17" x 14.5" x 11" tall, base 14.5" x 5" and stack weights 4.25" x 5.25". Price is per set

 
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Price: 230.00


Set of Cast Iron Shop Counter Scales S247



Salters Spring Balance   S246
Salters Spring Balance S246
Original, quality, late 19th century, brass faced steel spring balance with a ring to the top and a hook to the bottom. The brass face is detailed "Salters Improved Spring Balance, British Made" and is calibrated to weigh 30lb by 1/4lb. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Total 18" x 2" + 1.25" front to back, brass face 12.75" x 2".  
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Price: 65.00


Salters No 20T Trade Balance S244
Original, quality 1920's, hanging trade balance with a circular cast iron body, a brass dial, a wrought iron hook to the top and a swivel hook to the underneath. All has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The brass face is calibrated "1lbs" up to "200lbs" and is detailed "Salters No 20T Trade Balance", "Made in England" and "Sylvester Patent". Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.  
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Price: 85.00


Salters No 20T Trade Balance   S244



Salters No 20 Spring Balance   S243
Salters No 20 Spring Balance S243
Original, quality 1920's, hanging trade balance with a circular cast iron body, a brass dial, a wrought iron ring to the top and hook to the underneath. The ironwork has retained much of its original black paintwork and the brass face has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The dial is calibrated "1lbs" up to "300lbs" and is detailed "Salters No 20 Spring Balance", "Made in England" and "Sylvester Patent". Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.  
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Price: 85.00


Set of Avery Scales and Weights S241
Original, quality, late 19th century, set of butchers' / grocers' shop counter scales with a ceramic slab, a cast brass plate for the weights on a marble topped oak main body and a full set of eight Avery flat and circular brass weights. The oak body in the original finish has transfer decoration detailing "W & T Avery Ltd" and "The Imperium Scale". The weights are mostly marked for "Avery" and are from 4lb down to 1/2oz. These superb scales have been fully overhauled, all the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed for no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. Base 20.5" x 10.5", total 10" tallest, 11" ceramic slab widest. Price is for the set.  
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Price: 350.00


Set of Avery Scales and Weights   S241



Salters No 20T Spring Balance   S239
Salters No 20T Spring Balance S239
Original, quality 1920's, cast iron hanging trade balance with a brass dial calibrated from 1lb to 200lbs in lbs, has a swivel iron hook to the lower section and a wrought iron ring and hook to the top to hang it with. The brass face is detailed "Salters Trade Spring Balance No 20T", "Made in England" and "Sylvesters Patent". All has been cleaned, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. Dial 9" diameter, total 24" long + 9.5" wide + 2" front to back.  
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Price: 85.00


Grocers Scale and Weights S235
Original, quality 1920's, cast iron grocers counter scales, with brass pans and a stack of flat, circular brass weights. The scales have retained much of the original green paintwork and some transfer detailing the maker "Bush and Hall". Both the cast brass pan for the weights and the double brass scoop are the original and the stack of seven brass weights are included, from 2lbs down to 1/2oz. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the scales are waxed. All has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. Scale base 16.5" x 5", scoop 14" x 9", pan 7" diameter, total 10" tall.  
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Price: 145.00


Grocers Scale and Weights   S235



W & T Avery Personal Scale   S234
W & T Avery Personal Scale S234
Original, quality, oak sit-on weighing scale manufactured by W & T Avery, circa 1900. These scales, often referred to as jockey scales, were actually used in doctors surgeries or health and mens clubs or private bathrooms. This superb example has a seat upholstered red leather, the original brass side arms and a brass mounted, cast iron steelyard sliding scale. The honey coloured oak body has square tapered legs and a drawer to one end for the record book. The seat has been re-upholsted in red leather, very similar to the original, the scale has the original paintwork, transfers and is designed to weigh up to 24 stone. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. Main body 25.5" x 16" + 20" tall, seat 18" x 16" + 22.5" from floor, total height 25.5" to top of arm.  
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Price: 1,600.00


Avery Ceramic Scale Slab S231
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular white ceramic scale slab, with transfer decoration in red for "W & T Avery Birmingham Scale Manufacturer" in a ribbon decoration and with a detailed circular border. These were originally from a dairy scale with matching ceramic weights manufactured around the same period. Perfect and most unusual to find, ideal for a cheese board or similar. 9.7/8" x 3/8".  
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Price: 230.00


Avery Ceramic Scale Slab   S231



Pooley London & North Western Railway Balance   S218
Pooley London & North Western Railway Balance S218
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular brass balance to weigh 112lb and calibrated in 1lbs. This most unusual example has a thick brass face mounted on a cast iron body, with a ring to the top for hanging and a swivel shackle beneath. The dial has an applied maker's plate detailing "H Pooley and Son Ltd", "Capacity 112lbs", "Class 3" and "Liverpool and Birmingham". The front also has a clear lead custom seal. The reverse also has an applied brass plaque detailing "Pooley and Son Liverpool" and "L&NW 3275", (L&NW' for 'London and North Western Railways). All has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Dial 8" diameter, scale 14" long + 1.5" front to back. 
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Price: 300.00


Ceramic Scale Slab S204
Original, quality, late 19th century, larger than average, white ceramic slab from a grocers' or butchers' shop counter scales. This very clean example is transfer printed to the topside with a 'Scale of Justice' design and a logo for the scale manufacturer 'G.Rushbrook, London and Birmingham'. The rear of the upstand is impressed for the manufacturer "Wedgwood" and "ACH". Some very minor stains and a couple of minor scatches to the edge, otherwise complete and in good order. A great looking slab ideal for a cheese board. 14.5" wide x 13.5" front to back, 2" tall at the rear + slab 0.5" thick. 
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Price: 185.00


Ceramic Scale Slab   S204



Salters Quadrant Balance   S203
Salters Quadrant Balance S203
Original, quality, late 19th century, hanging scale, with a wrought iron ring to the top and a wrought iron hook beneath. This unusual scale has a flat bell shaped body, with a needle from the top pointing to the curved brass, calibrated plate detailing up to 56lbs in 8oz divisions. The oval maker's plate to the centre is embossed "Salter's Quadrant Balance". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 13.5" x 6.5" x 1". 
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Price: 165.00


Salters Brass Pocket Balance S134
Original, quality, pre-war, tubular, brass weighing scale with a small, steel hook to one end and a split ring to the other. The nickel face is calibrated from 1lb to 20lbs and is complete and in good and working order. 9.75" long including hooks and body 0.75" wide. 
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Price: 65.00


Salters Brass Pocket Balance   S134



Salters Dynamometer   S24
Salters Dynamometer S24
Original, quality, 1920's, brass faced 'Dynamometer', manufactured by Salter, with a cast iron body with four large springs and two large apertures for fixing to the wire guide ropes. Used to measure the stress or strength on wire ropes on a huge Industrial land crane. The brass face is calibrated in 25lb units to 4500lb and is marked 'Salter Improved Dynamometer', 'Made In England' and '4G/3195'. It bears the arrow mark for war department use, also '4,500lb by 25lb' and the 'rope knot with the arrow through' logo, for Salter the manufacturer. 14.5" x 10.25" x 2.25" front to back, 10.25" diameter of brass face. 
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Price: 135.00

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