INTAGE ENGLISH "THE SALTER" KITCHEN SCALES VIBRANT RED 7 BRASS BELL WEIGHTS. GEORGE SALTER & CO HAVE A RICH AND INTERESTING HISTORY.
Established businesses manufacturing springs and pocket steelyards (spring balances) in a cottage in Bilston, Staffordshire UK. 1879 The Salter Cricket Club formed a football team called WB Strollers, which later became West Bromwich Albion FC.
The team which won the English FA Cup in 1886 included seven Salter employees. 1880s The product portfolio now including the first coin-operated public weighing machines as well as various food processing equipment. 1895 Salter produced the first English typewriter - the "BRITISH EMPIRE". During the war, the company manufactured more than 750 million springs for war purposes and parts for the De Havilland Mosquito.These classic ENGLISH cast iron scales balance well. The label is intact, most remarkable, there is usually some wear. These scales have been used but the paintwork is in excellent condition.
The brass pan is very slightly discoloured in a few places. As it is so shiny these marks do not detract from the overall appearance. Brass is soft and when potentially corrosive stuff, like salt, is placed in the bowl and not wiped clean a reaction happens and the surface of the brass is affected. Sometimes it can be almost all removed but it rather depends on how long the stuff was left in there. Almost every bowl I come across has some similar marks.
They are a nice size, 10.5 wide and 8 high, not taking up too much room on your worktop. The BRASS BELL weights comprise..
You may be concerned that they have to be sent such a long way but I can assure you there is no need. I use large sturdy boxes and pack all the spaces so they remain rigid. The scales are wrapped in large bubble wrap and bound with tape so they do not move about. The weights are packed separately also in large bubble wrap. I will gladly provide further information or photographs.The item "VINTAGE ENGLISH THE SALTER KITCHEN SCALES VIBRANT RED 7 BRASS BELL WEIGHTS" is in sale since Friday, February 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Mercantile, Trades & Factories\Scales". The seller is "stuffbyiris" and is located in Alston. This item can be shipped worldwide.