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Winfield Postal Balance PS47
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


Letter Balance PS45
Original, quality circa 1900 to 1930's postal balance of the pendulum balance type. This example, made in pressed tin with a cast iron base and a lift off brass pan to the top, is calibrated in ounces for the UK. The front is stamped 'Ges Gesch' for made in Germany. The black paint is the original, the brass has been polished and lacquered and all is complete and in good and working order. 5.25" tall, pan 2" and folded flat 0.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 85.00


Letter Balance PS45



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



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: 230.00


Large Mancur Scale S258
Original, quality 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron Mancur scale, larger than the norm and of continental origin. This example has a crescent shaped brass dial calibrated the same to both sides from 1 kilo to 100 kilos. These scales were often used to weigh the wool as sheared from sheep but this size would have been used generally by traders. Super blacksmith work to the wrought iron. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. An unusual example. 13.5" x 4.25" and 0.75".  
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Price: 265.00


Large Mancur Scale S258



H Pooley Ceramic Scale Plate S257
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


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: 185.00


Salters No50 Family Scale S254



Mancur Scale S253
Mancur Scale S253
Original, quality, 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron mancur scale with a crescent shaped brass 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 up to 45lb in 5lb divisions, and the larger hook and ring would weigh from 20lb to 400lb in 20lb divisions. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 12" x 4" x 0.75". 
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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: 185.00


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 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. Total length 19.5" and 8" wide. Dial 7" diam and 2.5" front to back.  
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Price: 85.00


Salters No 20 Spring Balance S243



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: 1,350.00


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 and 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 and 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 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: 85.00


Salters Dynamometer S24

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