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Antique Salter Pocket Balance No.3 112 lbs Weight

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Antique Salter Pocket Balance No.3 112 lbs Weight

This is an original Antique Salter Pocket Balance No.3 112 lbs Weight. It is made out of metal with a brass face. The back of the Spring balance is covered by a green coated metal.

The scale is calibrated in lbs up to a maximum of 112 lbs  (approximately 50.8Kg). I’m not sure how accurate it is, but it does appear to work!

It is quite large at approx. 24 cms long (not including the ring and hook), and was Made in England after 1890.

In good used condition but with surface scuffs and scratches. The ring and hook are quite rusty but I haven’t been tempted to polish them as some people prefer the ‘rusty’ look.

Spring balances were used from the early 18th Century as they were easy to use with no need to balance the goods. They were quickly adopted by the service industry including the postal service, fishing, farming, groceries/ fruit shops, butchers, and custom/ excise. In fact, for weighing all sorts of large and unwieldy objects.

This Salter pocket balance would make a great addition to a collection of weights and measures, as a display item at home/ the office or even for Garden flower hanging baskets.

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