Set Postal Scales

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1694/18: A large and impressive Victorian set of brass POSTAL SCALES complete with its full set of Brass Weights. Set upon a shaped "honey" oak base, these good scales were designed for weighing parcels (as well as letters) and come with 2 x 4lbs weights and a graduated 'pile' of ten further weights: 2-lbs down to a quarter ounce. There are two plaques to the centre which are engraved with the prices for sending parcels and letters of various sizes. 15 x 11.5 x 7ins (38 x 29 x 18cms) * A parcel weighing 9lbs in those days could be posted for the princely sum of 11d (or less than 5p today!)

c.1850

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£495