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Genearl Traders Scale and Weights

Old Scale

A 20th Century Common Use Traders 'Counter' Scale With A Full Set
Of Bar Weights From 28 Lbs to 4 Oz

This scale uses the Roberval method of weighing whereby new scales in the early 19th Century could be made using the principles developed by Giles Personne de Roberval. Both the load and the weights are now placed ABOVE the supporting beam, eliminating
the need for hanging pans and the obstructing chains - also known in the USA as a Stabilised Pan Scale. The Stacking Bar Weights are in excellent condition

Salter Butter Scale
Small Butchers Scale

A Herbert & Sons Ltd. Greengrocers Scale and Set Of 3 Herbert & Sons Ltd. Brass Bell Weights. This scale came from a greengrocers on Tottenham Court Road and dates to around 1910. The company is still trading under the name of The Herbert Group. www.herbertgroup.com and their 250th  anniversary history website is at www.herberthistory.co.uk

Although they did not actually cast the weights themselves, they were made to order to their design.

A 2lb Salter Butter Balance Scale Early 1900s - Model No 50T
An Early 1900s Small Meat or Cheese Scale With A Complete Set Of Brass Stacking Weights.

A Grain Tester Scale

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A Grain Tester Scale Made By Bryan Corcoran Ltd. Mark Lane, London
This grain testing scale made by Bryan Corcoran Ltd. measures in lbs per Bushell. The cleaned grain goes into the funnel to measure a fixed grain amount, before being released from the bottom of the funnel into the barrel which is then hung on the end of the scale. The weight is then slid down the graduated ruler until the scale balances and the weight becomes known. The scale is made of Brass and stored in a fitted woden box, which is 13 inches (33cm) long by 5.5 inches (14cm) wide and 4.5 inches (13cm) deep - the whole scale stands 11.5 inches (29cm) high. A grain tester is used to work out the percentage weight of a sack of grain after the grain husk, dust and dirt is removed, thereby allowing for the calculation of the true value of the sack in terms of a 'usable' product remaining. These are also similar in type to a 'Percentage Scale'.

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