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Copper Coal Box Shovel F563
Copper Coal Box Shovel F563
Original, quality near unused 1920's coal box shovel or even possibly a banker's money shovel used for bagging up coinage ?. This superb example has a thick gauge copper scoop, a cast brass stem and the original turned honey coloured oak grip in the original finish. A good solid shovel well above average. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 14.5" x 4.75" x 3.25".  
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Price: 125.00


Avery Parcel Scale PS61
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's all brass parcel balance stamped to the top for the makers "W&T Avery Ltd Birmingham". This super example is the first we have seen of this model. The scale is mounted on a rectangular shaped plinth in mahogany with two cast brass cup side handles and cut-outs to take the original set of nine brass nesting weights and 1 x 20 grams standing weight. The nesting weights are marked accordingly from 4lb to ¼ ounce and the five larger ones are stamped for "Avery Ltd". All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Plinth 14" x 11" x 1.5" and total 15.5" x 11" x 6.5" tall. 
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Price: 465.00


Avery Parcel Scale PS61



Mordan Postal Scale and Weights PS60
Mordan Postal Scale and Weights PS60
Original, quality set of late 19th century all brass letter balance on the original mahogany plinth with the full set of original circular brass weights. These scales are marked for the maker "S. Mordan & Co" and detailed with the postal rates for the day on the flat brass plate "Inland Letter Post Not exceeding 4ozs 1d, Each additional 2ozs ½d, India & Colonies (except Australia) 1d per ½oz. Postal union 2½d per ½oz". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. This is the first we have seen with these particular postal rates etc. which actually date it to 1897 to 1915. Base 12.5" x 5.75" and total 5" tall. 
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Price: 230.00


Perry & Co Brass Letter Balance PS57
Original, quality late 19th century brass letter scale of the pendulum balance form. This example is calibrated in old pennies and ounces and is for the postage rates from 1885 to 1897 and has the original steel letter clip and top split ring. The pendulum is impressed for the manufacturer "Perry & Co London". Originally nickel plated with traces still to the reverse and now polished brass and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 6" x 3.25" widest x 0.5" front to back. 
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Price: 75.00


Perry & Co Brass Letter Balance PS57



Salters No11 Letter Balance PS56
Salters No11 Letter Balance PS56
Original, quality 1920's /30's scale with a very decorative cast iron body, a brass face and brass top plate. The brass dial is detailed "Salters Letter Balance No11" and is calibrated in ounces and parts of and the postage for the years 1923 to 1940. All has been cleaned and lacquered, fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. 7" tall, base 5" wide + 3.75" front to back. Pan 3.25" diam, total 4.25" front to back. 
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Price: 185.00


Winfield Postal Balance PS47
Original, quality brass postal balance of the candlestick form with a decorative pressed brass circular plinth, a cylindrical body and a small circular sprung plate to the top. The body is embossed for the manufacturer "R.W Winfield Birmingham" and the scale is calibrated to weigh up to 4oz for the years from 1840 to 1870. All is in the original unpolished finish, fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. 6.5" tall and 3.25" diam of plinth. Top pan diam 1.75". 
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Price: 230.00


Winfield Postal Balance PS47



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: 135.00


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



Bakelite Egg Grader S279
Bakelite Egg Grader S279
Original, quality post-war Bakelite egg grader in the original carton and with the original printed instructions (2 sheets). Although the box is scruffy the scale is in mint unused condition and complete and in good and working order. Scale 5.5" x 3.5" x 2" tall. 
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Price: 85.00


Brass Grocers Scales and Weights S278
Original, quality 1920's all brass grocer's / chemists' shop counter scales on the original rectangular shaped mahogany plinth with a stack of old circular brass weights from 2lb down to half an ounce. This brass 'beam' scale will dismantle into ten pieces, plus the weights to ease storage. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. 22.5" tall + base 20" x 10" x 1.25". Total length 21" and weights 3.5" diam + 3" tall. 
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Price: 400.00


Brass Grocers Scales and Weights S278



Pocket Balance with Pan S277
Pocket Balance with Pan S277
Original, quality 1920's brass faced pocket balance with the original steel chains and tin pan; all appears unused. The balance is calibrated in pounds up to 25lbs. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Pan 7.25" diam x 1" deep. Scale 8.25" including hook. Total length including chain 20". 
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Price: 56.00


Siddons Beam Scale and Weights S276
Original, quality set of 1920's cast iron grocers' shop counter scales of the 'beam' form. In the original paintwork with a set of stacking brass weights to suit. The scale is detailed for the manufacturer J&J Siddons of West Bromwich and all original with brass chains and fittings and enamel pan. The weights were not original to the scale but are of a similar age and the correct type and calibration, 2lb down to ¼ ounce. 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. Scales 17" tall, 19" x 8" including pan. Weights stack 3.25" tall and 3.5" wide.  
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Price: 230.00


Siddons Beam Scale and Weights S276



Brass Confectionery Shop Scales and Weights S275
Brass Confectionery Shop Scales and Weights S275
Original, quality 1920's brass based sweet shop counter scale with brass pan and scoop and a full stack of eight circular brass weights from 2lb down to ¼ ounce. The scale has two labels attached detailing "To Weigh" and "4lbs" a circular brass pan for the weights and a pears shaped brass scoop. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. This is the first we have seen of this model. Base 13" x 3.25" / weights 3.5" x 3" tall, total including pans 15.5" x 9" and 7" tall. 
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Price: 230.00


Tea Blenders Scale S274
Original, quality 1920's unused brass tea blender's beam scale in the original lacquered finish and in the original oak box. All is in mint condition as the day is was issued. The label to the inside of the lid is for the manufacturer "H.G Planer & Co of 16 Mincing Lane London EC3". The scale is truly in mint condition with green silk ropes, black silk top grip, original lacquer finish and the counterbalance weight. Complete and in good and working order. Box 8" x 4" x 2" and beam 7". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 185.00


Tea Blenders Scale S274



Avery Confectionery Scales with Weights S260
Avery Confectionery Scales with Weights S260
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron confectionery scales in the old paintwork with the original brass scoop and pan and a set of original stacking brass weights. The scales are embossed for the manufacturer "W & T Avery Ltd" and "to weigh 14lb" and the stack of eight weights are calibrated from 2lbs down to ¼ ounce. All has been fully overhauled, the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order. These are a little larger than the average confectionery scales and are in super condition. Total 8.75" tall, 17" wide and 9.75" front to back including pans. Weights 3" tall and 3.5" widest. 
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Price: 185.00


H Pooley Ceramic Scale Plate S257
Original, quality late 19th century circular white ceramic scale slab with transfer decoration in black for the scale manufacturer " Henry Pooley and Sons Ltd of Birmingham and Fleet St London". Originally from a dairy scale for weighing butter, cheese and cold meats etc. In super condition and ideal for a cheese board or similar. Complete and in good order. 9" diam x 0.5".  
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Price: 85.00


H Pooley Ceramic Scale Plate S257



Salters No50 Family Scale S254
Salters No50 Family Scale S254
Original, quality Salters' cast iron kitchen scale with a circular brass dial and a lift off oval shaped steel pan. This circa 1900 example is calibrated in half ounces to weight up to 7lbs. The cast iron base and pan have been cleaned and lacquered, and the brass face polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. The brass face is detailed "Salters Class II Improved Family Scale No50" and "Sylvester Patent". Pan 11" x 7.5", base 6.75" diam and total 12.5" tall.  
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Price: 145.00


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


Salter No 11 Letter Balance S250



Salters Family Scale S249
Salters Family Scale S249
Original, quality salters' cast iron kitchen scale, with a circular brass dial and a lift off circular steel pan. This circa 1900 example is calibrated in half ounces to weigh up to 7lbs. The cast iron base and steel pan have been cleaned and lacquered and the brass face 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. The brass face is detailed " Salters' Improved Family Scale, number 50, British made " and " Sylvester's patent ". 12.75" tall including pan, 9.5" wide including pan and base 6.5" diam. 
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Price: 145.00


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



Set of Avery Scales and Weights S241
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


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



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" and 20" tall, seat 18" x 16" and 22.5" from floor, total height 25.5" to top of arm.  
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Price: 950.00


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



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 and slab 0.5" thick. 
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Price: 185.00


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 and 1.5" front to back. 
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Price: 300.00


Pooley London & North Western Railway Balance S218

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