This is a handsome set of working Victorian apothecary scales, along with a selection of Troy weights. The set and mahogany box are in very good condition.
The set by W&T Avery of Birmingham is patented and marked in the pans with the W&T Avery Latereach patent. As you will see from the photos, the central brass supporting pillar is in two parts which screw together and then into the brass fixing in the lid of the box. The steel horizontal part of the frame which carries the brass weighing pans hooks onto the top of the central brass support. The original brass chains link the pans to the horizontal section. There is a small very old repair to the side of one of the pans.The scales are actuated by pressing down the lever at the base of the central pillar. A small pin which secures the cord running from the balance actuator up through to the top of the central pillar is missing. We have substituted an alternative brass pin which fits through an original brass washer to hold the cord in place. There is a drawer to the front of the box which contains the scales and associated parts and weights.
An original small brass knob is attached to the front of the drawer. The dimensions are as follows.Scales height 38cm above the box (when screwed into brass fixing on the box lid). Weights cups: 2 separate 4 Troy oz cups. Set of three stacking cups - 4, 2 and 1 Troy oz. 2 Pillar weights - 1Troy oz and 20g. The item "WORKING SET VICTORIAN W&T AVERY APOTHECARY SCALES & TROY WEIGHTS IN ORIGINAL BOX" is in sale since Thursday, November 30, 2017.
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