Scales, Spring Balance Butchers; Salter Housewares; 1910-1936; WY.1993.48

Name/Title

Scales, Spring Balance Butchers

About this object

This is a Salter's trade spring balance brass scale No 235. The scale was manufactured by Salter Housewares, a British company that made weighing scales along with other kitchen products.

The scales would weigh up to 300 lbs in 1 lb increments and may well have been used by a butcher for weighing meat.

Maker

Salter Housewares

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1910-1936

Period

1920s

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, metal alloy, copper alloy, brass
inorganic, processed material, metal, iron
inorganic, processed material, metal, aluminium

Inscription and Marks

The face of the scale is marked: 'SALTER'
'Made in England'
'To Weigh 300 lb by 1 lb'
'Spring Balance'
'No 235'
On reverse in ink: 'WY 93 48'

Measurements

dia 240 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Business and Retail

Object Type

instruments

Object number

WY.1993.48

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