Offered by: Susan Silver Antiques
755 North Main Street (Rt. 7) Sheffield, MA 01257 , United States Call Seller 413.229.8169

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Antique Pair of Brass Scales

$ 1,200
  • Description
    H. Fereday & Sons, London, antique classic style T-shaped brass equal arm scale from the 19th Century, mounted on a wooden base. The brass center column holds the horizontal balance beam which supports the left shaped arm and flat platform, the right side holds a round pan, marked in the center with the initials C.I.A., and is held in place by three rods with a small bell shaped weight at the top.
    Would be great as a decorative display piece in an attorney's office or even in the kitchen or study.

    Equal arm scales are the oldest form of scale and can be traced back to 2400BC. You use this scale to measure unknown items against known weights. It had different sizes of apothecary weights as measurement standards.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Makers Label/Invoice
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Brass, Wood
    Condition: Good. Wear to the wooden base.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Victorian
    Dealer Reference #: RAS11
    Incollect Reference #: 548224
  • Dimensions
    W. 21.25 in; H. 22 in; D. 9.5 in;
    W. 53.98 cm; H. 55.88 cm; D. 24.13 cm;
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