Antique Victorian Cast Iron / Brass Salter No 35 Postal Parcel Balance / Scales
Antique Victorian Cast Iron / Brass Salter No 35 Postal Parcel Balance / Scales. These are very ornate cast iron and solid brass Salter's postal parcel balance weighing up to 11 Lbs. Marked with the makers name and logo. The 22cm tall scale has an easily read dial the cast iron retains gilt decoration; total weight is 1.7kg. The solid not plated brass weighing platform is 15cm by 10cm. These are absolutely stunning and practical; they make an amazing display piece and are functional to. Condition is used but excellent and in good working order, the cast iron body has no damage & has a fantastic patina, the brass dial face and the weighing platform unbelievably are in near perfect condition, please review pictures. Weighing Platform Size - 15cm x 10cm. Scale Measurement - 0 to 11lb. The History of Salter's. The firm began life in the late 1760s in the village of Bilston, England when Richard Salter, a spring maker, began making the first spring scales in Britain. He called these scales "pocket steelyards", though they work on a different principle from steelyard balances. By 1825 his nephew George had taken over the company, which became known as George Salter & Co. George later established a manufacturing site in the town of West Bromwich, about 4 miles from Bilston. West Bromwich Albion football club was formed from workers at this works site. From here the company produced a wide variety of scales including the UK's first bathroom scales. Other items were added to the range, including irons, mincers, potato chippers, coin-operated machines and the first typewriters made in the UK. The business thrived throughout the 1900s, and by 1950 it employed over 2000 people, still in the same area and owned by the same family.
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- Featured Refinements: Ornate
- Height: 22cm
- Weight: 1.7kg
- Scale Measurement: 0 - 11lb
- Weighing Platform Size: 15cm x 10cm
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Material: Cast Iron with Brass Fittings
- Type: Post Office Scales