Nostalgic English Scale
Decorative and Functional Precision Instrument
Designed to Weigh Large Silver Items
If I were to describe this little scale with one single phrase,
"Nostalgic Craftsmanship of a Time That's Gone".
Extremely Rare Find, This Scale is Very Well Balanced. Loads of Attention Was Given to Precision and Good Looks!
Made with Polished Brass, That Shows a Significant Age Patina, and Set on a Distinctive Red Mahogany Finished
Wood Base, The Scale, Now Primarily a Decorative Item, Can be Used for Precision Weighing of Large Silver
Objects up to One Pound or 12 Imperial ounces. (It's so marked on the balance beam).
The Small Plate was used to Hold Various Weights While the Large One Was Designed to Accommodate Silver Urns,
Creamers, Cups and Saucers and even Large Trays, placed diagonally leaning against the riser. (That explains
the use of a rigid bar instead of the usual chains).
There's a Lead Certification Seal, in the Middle of the Balance Beam, To Attest That the Scale Was Inspected
and Qualified for Legal Trade. (The Lead Disc Becomes Invisible Once the Balance Beam is Inserted in the Riser).
Several Other Markings are Present In the Plate and on the Balance Beam of the Scale Attesting to Its Origin and
Weight Limit Certifications.
The Bottom of the Scale is Equally Well Finished
and It Has Been Equipped With Six Color-Coordinated Velvety Discs to Protect Your Furniture.
Nice Addition to Any Collection and Superb Decorating Item,
This Unusual Vintage Scale
Will Fit-In Anywhere.
As a Justice Symbol, the Disparity of the Plates
(That are Nonetheless Even Balanced)
Opens the Doors to a Variety of Philosophical Concepts!
Vintage Item With Several "Age" Marks
As With All Vintage Scales, Some Tarnish, Rust, Scratches,
Stains, etc. Are Present and Therefore To Be Expected. BUT...
Front or Back Side ...
It's Equally Beautiful!
Dimensions and Specifications:
Approx. 19" Tall.
Approx. 18 3/4" Wide (Plate to Plate).
Large Plate: Approx. 8" Diameter.
Small Plate: Approx. 5 1/2" Diameter.
Balance Beam: Approx. 11 1/2" Wide.
One of the Hanging Pins, at the end of the Balance Beam, was missing and replaced
with a brass remedy. It isn't visible and doesn't alter the function of the scale.
Approx. 17 7/8" Wide.
Approx. 8 5/8" Deep.
Approx. 7/8" Thick.
Red Mahogany Finish Solid Wood With Bottom Padding.
There are no Markings Stating the Country of Origin but the Maker is English:
"C A CROOKS, SCALE MAKER, 74 BALLS POND ROAD, LONDON"
It may be Packed Partially Unassembled for Safe Shipping.
Our Price: $284.99
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Optional Weight Sets
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