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Salters Family Scale   S240
Salters Family Scale S240
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast iron scale with a brass dial and an oval shaped lift off steel pan. The face is calibrated in 1oz to 14lbs and details "Salters Family Scale No 5", "British Made" and "Sylvesters Patent". All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order, an unusual model, with an adjusting knob to the top for fine tuning. In superb condition, complete and in good and working order. 12" tall x 6.5" base diameter, pan 10" x 7.25".  
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Price: 185.00


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


Salters No 20T Spring Balance   S239



Salters Milk Marketing Spring Balance   S238
Salters Milk Marketing Spring Balance S238
Original, quality 1920's, cast iron hanging balance with a circular brass dial, a wrought iron ring to the top and a wrought iron hook to hang it with. The brass dial is calibrated in ounces up to 40lbs and is detailed "Salters Spring Balance", "MMB" for the Milk Marketing Board, "No 20m", "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 6" diameter, total 16.5" long + 1.5" front to back.  
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Price: 65.00


Salters Spring Balance S237
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast iron hanging balance with a circular brass dial, a wrought iron ring to the top and a wrought iron hook to the bottom. The brass dial is calibrated in 1lbs to to 200lbs and is detailed "Salters Spring Balance, British Made" 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 5.25" diameter, total 16.5" long + 1.5" front to back.  
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Price: 65.00


Salters Spring Balance   S237



Salters Family Scale   S236
Salters Family Scale S236
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass scale with a lift off circular steel pan and a brass dial. This example has a very decorative cast iron body and base impressed "Salters" in a shield to the front. The dial is calibrated in half ounces up to 7lb, the face is detailed "Salters Improved Family Scale, No.45, British Made, Sylvesters Patent" and all has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Pan 9.5" diameter, total height 12.5", base 8.5" wide + 5.5" front to back.  
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Price: 165.00


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


Ceramic Scale Slab S233
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular ceramic scale slab, with a marble effect to one side in grey on white and a transfer printed trademark for "W&T Avery, Birmingham" in black on white to the other. This was originally from a dairy shop counter scale, but is now useful as a cheese board or similar, perfect. 11" diameter + 0.5" thick.  
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Price: 85.00


Ceramic Scale Slab   S233



Avery Ceramic Scale Slab   S231
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


Mancur Scale S230
Original, quality, 19th century, blacksmith made, wrought iron mancur scale with a crescent shaped dial, calibrated on both sides. These scales were used to weigh wool in sacks, after shearing the sheep. The small hook and suspension ring are used to weigh o up to 45lb in 5lb divisions and the larger hook and ring would weigh front 20lb to 400lb in 20lb divisions. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 11.5" x 4" + 2" front to back.  
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Price: 145.00


Mancur Scale   S230



Brass Avery Grocers Scales and Weights   S228
Brass Avery Grocers Scales and Weights S228
Original, quality, late 19th century, grocers' shop counter scale in brass, on the original mahogany base, with a stack of eight circular brass weights of the correct denomination, 2lb down to 1/4oz. This example has a most unusual shaped central column and will dismantle into eleven pieces, plus the base and the weights for ease of storage. The crossbeam is impressed for the scale manufacturer "W & T Avery, Birmingham" and "Patent Agate Balance". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer can be removed at no extra cost. There is a good old repair to the mahogany base and all is fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. A great looking set of scales ready to use. Base 20" x 11" + 1.25", total 22" long + 25.5" tall.  
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Price: 230.00


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


Pooley London & North Western Railway Balance   S218



Salters Troy Ounce Balance   S215
Salters Troy Ounce Balance S215
Original, quality, pre-war, brass cylinder scale, with a steel ring to the top and a steel hook to the bottom. This example is calibrated to weigh up to '10 Troy ounces' and is stamped "Made in England" to the reverse. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Body 5" x 0.5", total including ring and hook 8.5" x 1.25". 
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Price: 56.00


Set of Scales and Weights S213
Original, quality 1920's, cast iron grocers' shop counter scales in the original gold paintwork, with brass mounts, a circular brass pan and a stack of seven cast iron weights from 2lb down to 1/2oz. The scale body has a "P" in red to each side, the beams have "To Weigh 7lb" and the pan has a super bowl dished shape. The weights have been cleaned and lacquered and 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. Pan 8" diameter x 1.75" deep, total 8" x 13.5" + 8" tall, weights 3.5" x 4" tall. Price is for the set.  
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Price: 95.00


Set of Scales and Weights   S213



Ceramic Scale Slab   S204
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


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 Quadrant Balance   S203



Salters Brass Pocket Balance   S134
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 Letter Balance S102
Original, quality pressed tin letter clip balance with a top ring and a lower expanding clip to hold the letter. The gloss finished paper face is detailed in black with calibrations up to 4 ounces and the knotted rope with an arrow through logo and Salter's for the manufacturer 'Salter & Co'. The postal rates shown are for the years 1923 to 1940. The paper dial is curling at two corners but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. Dial 2" x 1", total 4" x 1" x 0.25".  
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Price: 35.00


Salters Letter Balance    S102



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


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


Nickel Parcel Balance   PS40



Mordan Postal Scales   PS38
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


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


Cased Pair of Salter Balances   PS37



Salters No 35 Parcel Balance   PS36
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


Townshend Brass Postal Balance PS34
Original, quality, late 19th century, brass 'Roberval' letter scale on a very elaborate cast brass base. The scale is impressed to the beam "Warranted Accurate" and "STS" for 'Samuel Turner Senior' and the letter pan is impressed with the postal rates for the year 1871 to 1885. The top of the scale is mounted with a circular pan to hold the set of four brass weights, which are included and are nesting weights with curved rims, with 8oz to 1oz and stamped accordingly. Now to the base, the centre panel has a pierced design of acanthus leaves, seed pods and flowers and the main base has a different, but similar, pierced design, with four corner feet and two end hand grips. These grips incorporate heads of a mythical beast. The underside of the base has retained the old, original finish and is impressed "Townshend and Co" and "T & C" both for the maker and "RD No" for the registration number, but without a number. This is the most elaborate scale we have had for several years. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Base 13.75" x 6.5", all 6.5" tall, letter slab 4.5" x 5". 
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Price: 485.00


Townshend Brass Postal Balance   PS34



Salters Letter Balance   PS30
Salters Letter Balance PS30
Original, quality, brass, hanging postal scale with a brass pan suspended beneath and a brass wire frame to hold the letters. The face of the scale is calibrated to weigh up to 16oz in 1/2 ounces and it also details 'Salters' for the maker, 'British Made' and 'patent'. The postal rates are for the period 1885 to 1897. All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 12.5" long and pan diameter 3.5". 
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Price: 85.00

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