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4oz Ceramic Grocers Weight W211
4oz Ceramic Grocers Weight W211
Original, quality late 19th century 'Cottage Loaf' shaped white ceramic grocers' / butchers' 4oz shop counter weight, transfer printed to the top "Imperial 4oz". A very desirable weight in perfect condition. One imagines these ceramic weights had a short life due to being prone to damage. 1.5" tall and 1.75" base diam. 
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Price: 165.00


½lb Ceramic Grocers Weight W210
Original, quality late 19th century 'Cottage Loaf' shaped white ceramic grocers' / butchers' ½lb shop counter weight, transfer printed to the top "Imperial ½ lb enamel weight". A very desirable weight despite several minor chips to the bottom rim and some minor stains. One imagines these ceramic weights had a short life due to being prone to damage. This example has retained its lead infill and is a great looker. 1.75" tall and 2.25" base diam. 
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Price: 125.00


lb Ceramic Grocers Weight W210



1lb Ceramic Grocers Weight W209
1lb Ceramic Grocers Weight W209
Original, quality late 19th century 'Cottage Loaf' shaped white ceramic grocers' / butchers' 1lb shop counter weight, transfer printed to the top "Imperial 1lb". A very desirable weight complete and in good order but with a sizable chip to the underside edge. One imagines these ceramic weights had a short life due to being prone to damage. This example has retained the lead weight and is a great looker. 2.5" tall x 2.75" base diam. 
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Price: 145.00


1lb Ceramic Grocers Weight W208
Original, quality late 19th century 'Cottage Loaf' shaped white ceramic grocers' / butchers' 1lb shop counter weight, transfer printed to the top '1lb'. A very desirable weight complete and in good order but with one chip to the rear lower rim. One imagines these ceramic weights had a short life due to being prone to damage. This example has retained the lead infill and is a great looker. 2.25" tall and 3" diam of base. 
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Price: 145.00


1lb Ceramic Grocers Weight W208



2lb Ceramic Avery Weight W207
2lb Ceramic Avery Weight W207
Original, quality late 19th century 'Cottage Loaf' shaped white ceramic grocers' / butchers' 2lb shop counter weight, transfer printed to the top grip '2lb' and around the lower edge "W&T Avery Birmingham". A very desirable weight complete and in super condition with no chips or cracks. One imagines these ceramic weights had a short life due to being prone to damage. It has retained the lead infill and is impressed 'Wedgwood' for the manufacturer and does have one small brown stain to the lower edge. A great find. 3.25" tall and 3.5" diam. 
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Price: 385.00


4lb Ceramic Grocers Weight W206
Original, quality late 19th century 'Cottage Loaf' shaped white ceramic grocers' / butchers' 4lb shop counter weight. Despite its overall scruffy condition this weight is complete bar the chips and is still very desirable and hard to find. One imagines these ceramic weights had a short life due to being prone to damage. This example is transfer printed to the top "Imperial Enamel Weight 4lb". It has a hairline diagonal crack, lots of knocks and stains but is near complete and has retained the lead infill. The underside is also impressed for the manufacturer 'Wedgwood'. 4" tall and 4.25" base diam. 
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Price: 300.00


4lb Ceramic Grocers Weight W206



Set of 6 Cast Iron GPO Weights W205
Set of 6 Cast Iron GPO Weights W205
Original quality set of six 1920's cast iron weights with rings to the top and "GPO" with an arrow motive above embossed to the reverse. Each weight is also embossed to the front with the graduated sizes "7lb, 4lb, 2lb, 1lb, 1/2lb and 1/4lb". All have been cleaned and lacquered and are complete and in good and working order. With rings down 7lb = 4.25" tall and 2.75" square at base. 1/4lb = 1.1/8" tall and 1" square at base. Price is for the set. 
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Price: 115.00


4lb Brass Weight W203
Original, quality late 19th century 4lb bell shaped cast brass grocer's/butcher's shop counter weight. This example is stamped '1892' to the shoulder and '4lb' to the top. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 5.75" tall and 3" diam of base.

 
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Price: 34.00


4lb Brass Weight W203



2 Ounce Nickel Weight W202
2 Ounce Nickel Weight W202
Original, quality post 1953 two ounce nickel shop counter weight detailed to the top "2oz". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 1.75" tall x 0.75" base.

 
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Price: 23.00


1lb Nickel Shop Weight W200
Original, quality post-1953 1lb nickel shop counter weight detailed '1lb' to the top. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 3" tall x 1.75" widest.

 
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Price: 23.00


1lb Nickel Shop Weight W200



2lb Nickel Shop Weight W199
2lb Nickel Shop Weight W199
Original, quality post-1953 2lb nickel shop counter weight detailed '2lb' to the top. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 3.5" tall x 2.25" widest.

 
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Price: 23.00


Bartlett 2lb Brass Weight W198
Original, quality late 19th century grocers'/butchers' 2lb cast brass counter weight with a ring handle to the top impressed "2lb" and stamped to the shoulder "Bartlett Bristol". The underside has many custom and excise stamps and the lead infill. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 4.75" tall and 2.25" base diam.

 
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Price: 23.00


Bartlett 2lb Brass Weight W198



Parnall 2lb Brass Weight W197
Parnall 2lb Brass Weight W197
Original, quality late 19th century grocers'/butchers' 2lb cast brass counter weight with a ring handle to the top impressed '2lb' and stamped to both sides for the manufacturer "Parnall and Sons Ltd Bristol". The underside has many custom and excise stamps and the lead infill. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 4.25" tall and 2.25" base diam.

 
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Price: 23.00


Stack of Avery Brass Weights W196
Stack of nine original quality pre-war circular brass grocer's/butcher's weights all marked for the manufacturer 'Avery'. This super stack of weights although not having spent all their life together are matching with the correct graduation of weights 4lb down to ¼ ounce. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order. Stack 4.5" diam x 4" tall. Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 85.00


Stack of Avery Brass Weights W196



4 Brass Sovereign Weights W194
4 Brass Sovereign Weights W194
Original, quality stack of four similar late 19th century circular cast brass stacking weights as used by banks for weighing sovereigns. The largest for 200 sovereigns is impressed "Degrave and Co London" and the others 100, 50 and 30 sovereigns. All have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are in good order. Stack 4.75" diam and 2.5" diam. Price is for the set. 
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Price: 100.00


7lb Brass Bell Weight W190
Original quality cast brass bell shaped butchers/grocers' counter weight circa 1900, marked to the top"7lb". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order and ideal as a doorstop. 7.5" tall and 3.75" base diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


7lb Brass Bell Weight W190



4 Rogers Cast Iron Circular Weights W189
4 Rogers Cast Iron Circular Weights W189
Original, quality part set of four late 19th century circular cast iron stacking weights as used by greengrocers and ironmongers etc. These unusual weights are embossed "P. Rogers and Co Birmingham" the first we have seen and comprise one of each 4lbs, 2lbs, 1lbs and 8oz. All has been cleaned lacquered and complete and in good order. Stack of four = 4.75" x 3" tall. Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 45.00


Pooley 14Ib Brass Weight W188
Original, quality 1920's 14Ib bell shaped brass grocers/butchers' shop counter weight in the unpolished finish. This example is impressed '14Ib' to the top of the grip and "H Pooley and Son Ltd" to the shoulder and has the lead infill to the underside with a 'GR' custom and excise stamp. Can be polished back to shiny brass on request for no extra charge and all is complete and in good order. 9" tall x 4.5" widest.  
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Price: 250.00


Pooley 14Ib Brass Weight W188



Pooley 14lb Brass Weight W187
Pooley 14lb Brass Weight W187
Original, quality 1920's 14lb bell shaped brass grocer's / butcher's shop counter weight. This example is impressed '14lb' to the top of the grip and "H Pooley and Sons Ltd" to the shoulder and has the lead infill to the underside with 'GR' customs and excise stamp. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 9.25" tall x 4.5" widest.

 
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Price: 285.00


3 T&C Clark Cast Iron Weights W186
Original, quality three matching late 19th century circular flat, shop counter weights with a decorated outer rim and embossed details to the top recess for the manufacturer "T & C Clark and Co". Each weight is also marked for the size '1 pound', 8 ounce and ¼ pound and the undersides are impressed with the registration lozenge mark for the year 1869. All have been cleaned and lacquered and are in good order. Stack 3" diam x 1.5" tall.  
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Price: 38.00


3 T&C Clark Cast Iron Weights W186



Bullock 14Ib Cast Iron Weight W185
Bullock 14Ib Cast Iron Weight W185
Original, quality mid to late 19th century 14Ib cast iron bar weight, embossed to the top "14 Pounds" and "W.Bullock and Co" for the manufacturing Iron Founders and with a copper plug to one end. All has been cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 3.5" tall and 5.5" x 4". 
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Price: 45.00


Avery 4Ib Brass Weight W181
Original, quality 1920's cast brass bell shaped grocers' / butchers' counter weight, stamped "4Ib" to the top of the grip and "W&T Avery Ltd" to the shoulder. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 5.75" tall and 3" base diam.  
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Price: 34.00


Avery 4Ib Brass Weight W181



4Ib Brass Weight W177
4Ib Brass Weight W177
Original, quality 1920's cast brass bell shaped grocers' / butchers' counter weight stamped "4lb" to the top of the grip. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 5.5" tall and 3" base diam.  
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Price: 34.00


2Ib Brass Weight W175
Original, quality 1920's cast brass bell shaped butchers / grocers counter weight marked '2Ib' to the top of the grip. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 4.5" tall and 2.25" base diam.  
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Price: 16.00


2Ib Brass Weight W175



Pair of Parnall and Sons Brass Weights W169
Pair of Parnall and Sons Brass Weights W169
Pair of original, quality 1920's, tapered cast brass grocers' or butchers' shop counter weights with circular top grips. The tops are impressed "4 and 2 Pounds Patent" accordingly and the undersides for "Parnall and Sons Limited" the manufacturer / supplier, of Bristol. Some minor dents to the tops, otherwise complete and in good order, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 4.5" x 3.5" tall and 2.25" x 1.25" base diameter. Price is for the pair.  
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Price: 115.00


10 Brass Weights W168
Ten original, quality, butchers' / grocers' brass shop counter weights, circa 1900 / 1920's. These have not spent their life together, but are of a similar age and the correct order of sizes, 7lb, 4lb, 2lb, 1lb, 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2 and 1/4 ounce. They all have various stamped dates and letters, some soft dents and scuffs consistent with a working life and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. Largest 6.75" tall x 3.5" base diameter, smallest 0.75" tall x 0.5" base diameter. Price is for the set.  
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Price: 245.00


10 Brass Weights W168



7lb Brass Weight W166
7lb Brass Weight W166
Original, quality 1920's, cast brass bell shaped butchers' / grocers' counter weight, very faintly marked to the top of the grip "7lb". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and although the base is well pitted consistent with a hard life, all is complete and in good order. Ideal as a doorstop. 7" tall and 3.5" base diameter.  
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Price: 85.00


6 Brass Troy Ounce Weights W163
Six original, quality 1920's, cylindrical shaped brass troy ounce weights. The five largest are original matches and the 1oz is a simliar shape. Each are impressed to the top with the size "10oz", "5oz", "4oz", "3oz", "2oz", "1oz" and "Troy". The undersides of most have a custom stamp detailing "GR" under a Crown over"6". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. Largest 2" tall x 1.25" diameter, smallest 1" tall and 0.5" diameter. Price is for the set.  
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Price: 75.00


6 Brass Troy Ounce Weights W163



2lb Bronze Weight W158
2lb Bronze Weight W158
Original, quality, late 18th / early 19th century, bronze shop counter weight in the old unpolished green bronze colour. This example is not marked '2lb' but is this size and only has a few indistinct custom stamps but is complete and in good order. 4.25" tall x 2.25" base diameter.  
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Price: 45.00


1/4oz Weight, 2 similar available W143
Original, quality 1920's, cast brass butcher's, grocers' 1/4oz weight, with "1/4oz" stamped to the top. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order. 0.25" base diameter x 0.75" tall. Price is for each. 
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Price: 34.00


1/4oz Weight, 2 similar available W143



1oz Brass Weight W129
1oz Brass Weight W129
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass grocers' / butchers' counter weight stamped to the top "1oz". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer can be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 1.25" tall x 0.75" widest. P 
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Price: 20.00


2oz Brass Weight, 2 various available W128
Original, quality 1920's, cast brass grocers' / butchers' counter weight stamped to the top "2oz" and with many date stamps to the underside. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer can be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 1.75" tall x 1" or 0.75" widest. Price is for each. If ordering on-line please state which one in the photo is required. 
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Price: 20.00


2oz Brass Weight, 2 various available W128



4oz Brass Weight, 4 similar available W127
4oz Brass Weight, 4 similar available W127
Original, quality, 1920's, 4oz, cast brass, bell shaped, butcher's or grocer's shop counter weight. This example is stamped '4oz' to the top of the grip and has some scuffs and dents, consistent with use. Has been polished and lacquered, but the lacquer can be removed upon request, at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 2.25" tall and 1" base diameter. Price is for each. Other similar weights of various sizes may well be available. 
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Price: 20.00


8oz Brass Weight, 2 similar available W126
Original, quality, 1920's, 8oz, cast brass, bell shaped, butcher's or grocer's shop counter weight. This example is stamped '8oz' to the top of the grip and has some scuffs and dents, consistent with use. Has been polished and lacquered, but the lacquer can be removed upon request, at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 3" tall and 1.5" base diameter. Price is for each. Other similar weights of various sizes may well be available. 
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Price: 20.00


8oz Brass Weight, 2 similar available W126



1lb Brass Weight W125
1lb Brass Weight W125
Original, quality, 1920's, 1lb, cast brass, bell shaped, butcher's or grocer's shop counter weight. This example is stamped '1lb' to the top of the grip and has some scuffs and dents, consistent with use. Has been polished and lacquered, but the lacquer can be removed upon request, at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 3.5" tall and 2" base diameter. Other similar weights of various sizes may well be available. 
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Price: 16.00


1lb Brass Weight, 4 various available W124
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass grocers' / butchers' counter weight impressed "1lb" to the top of the loop grip. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 3.25" tall x 1.75" widest. If ordering on-line please state which one in the photo is required. Price is for each.  
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Price: 16.00


1lb Brass Weight, 4 various available W124



1/2oz Brass Weight, 3 similar available W111
1/2oz Brass Weight, 3 similar available W111
Original, quality, late 19th Century, bell shaped, grocer's / butcher's shop counter weight with some date stamps to the underside. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order. The lacquer can be removed upon request, at no extra cost. 1" x 0.5" diameter. Price is for each. 
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Price: 30.00


1lb Nickel Weight, 3 similar available W95
Original, quality, 1920's, cast nickel, bell shaped, butcher's or grocer's shop counter weight, stamped '1lb' to the top of the hand grip. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order. 3.75" x 2". Price is for each. Other similar weights of various sizes are usually available. 
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Price: 16.00


1lb Nickel Weight, 3 similar available W95



2oz Brass Weight, 2 similar available W93
2oz Brass Weight, 2 similar available W93
Original, quality, 2oz cast pink brass, bell shaped butcher's or grocer's shop counter weights, circa 1900. Stamped '2oz' to the top of the hand grip. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order. 1.75" x 0.75". Price is for each. Other similar weights of various sizes are usually available. 
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Price: 20.00


1lb Brass Weight W90
Original, quality 1920's, cast brass, bell shaped butcher's or grocer's shop counter weight, stamped '1lb' to the top of the hand grip. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order. 3.5" x 2". Other similar weights of various sizes are usually available. 
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Price: 16.00


1lb Brass Weight W90



1lb Brass Avery Weight, 2 available W89
1lb Brass Avery Weight, 2 available W89
Original, quality 1920's, 1lb cast brass, bell shaped butcher's or grocer's shop counter weight, stamped '1lb' to the top of the hand grip and 'W & T Avery Ltd' to the body. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order. 3.5" x 2". Price is for each. Other similar weights of various sizes are usually available. 
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Price: 16.00


8oz Brass Weight W73
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass grocer's / butcher's 8oz shop counter weight with the loop handle to the top. 8oz is stamped to the top of the grip. Other similar brass weights of various sizes may be available. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order. Base 1.5" diameter and 2.75" high. Other similar brass weights of various sizes are usually available. 
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Price: 20.00


8oz Brass Weight W73



Cast Iron Weight W69
Cast Iron Weight W69
Original, quality, late 19th century, rectangular cast iron block with an offset hole and embossed to one surface 'Teaco Cirencester'. This looks to be a counter balance weight or ? but what for ?. Has been cleaned and lacquered and is in good order. 5" x 2.75" x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


1/2oz Brass Weight, 4 similar available W44
Original, quality, 1920's, cast brass butcher's/grocer's 1/2oz brass weight. '1/2oz' is stamped to the top and other numbers are stamped to the underside. All is polished, lacquered and complete and in good order. 1" tall x 0.5" base diameter. Other similar weights of various sizes may be available. Price is for each. Other similar brass weights of various sizes are usually available. 
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Price: 30.00


1/2oz Brass Weight, 4 similar available W44



8oz. Brass Weight, 3 available W37
8oz. Brass Weight, 3 available W37
Original, quality cast brass grocer's/butcher's 8oz. brass weight, circa 1900. Stamped '8oz.' to the top of the grip, with some other stamps to the lead custom plug to the underside. Complete and in good order. 1.5" diameter base x 2.75" tall. Other similar brass weights of various sizes are usually available. 
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Price: 20.00


Doulton 14lb Weight Tobacco Jar SA28
Original, quality late 19th century Doulton of Lambeth "Silicon Ware" tobacco jar, in the very realistic form of a 14lb cast iron weight. This superb example, the first we have owned has a hall marked silver mount and ring to the lid and the original square inner tobacco 'pressing block'. The underside of the base is impressed "Doulton Silicon Lambeth", "K", "KS" and "2777", the number '277' is also impressed on the inner pressing block. All is complete and in good order and is as realistic as it looks. 5.5" tall x 3.75" square base. 
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Price: 700.00


Doulton 14lb Weight Tobacco Jar SA28

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