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Salter Hughes Family Scales No 48

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Salter Hughes Family Scales No 48

Here we have a set of powder blue metal small kitchen scales, British made, in our antique and other artefacts showroom at Authentic Reclamation. These little beauties will weigh up to 20 lbs.

Wiki says: “The Salter firm began life in the late 1760s in the village of Bilston, England when Richard Salter, a spring maker, began making the first spring scales in Britain.[1] He called these scales “pocket steelyards“, though they work on a different principle from steelyard balances. By 1825 his nephew George had taken over the company, which became known as George Salter & Co. George later established a manufacturing site in the town of West Bromwich, about 4 miles (7 km) from Bilston. West Bromwich Albion football club was formed from workers at this works site. From here the company produced a wide variety of scales including the UK’s first bathroom scales. Other items were added to the range, including irons, mincers, potato chippers, coin-operated machines and the first typewriters made in the UK.[1][2][3].The business thrived throughout the 1900s, and by 1950 it employed over 2,000 people, still in the same area and owned by the same family.

Size approx: 9″ x 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ (230 x 140 x 170 mm)

Price: £15 + VAT

Salter Hughes Family Scales No 48

If this Pattern Tile is an item of interest to you then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01580201258. We have a wide variety of reclaimed fireplace tiles for you to choose from. Please feel free to come and take a look in person at our yard in Stonegate, East Sussex, TN5 7EF. If you have the time to have a browse around I can guarantee you will find something interesting and unusual. There will always be a member of staff here to point you in the right direction and lend a hand.

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