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This is a brass scale with a wooden base made byW&T Avery of Birmingham, England. The brass arm is "W & T Avery Maker Birmingham". It is also marked "29365" on the arm, whichI believe to be the serial number.I'm not sure the age of this scale, however IT IS Pre- 1891. In August,1891 W&T Avery was Incorporated as a private company. The W&T AVERY"LTD" company was founded.
1891 The firm of W. and T. Avery was incorporated as a private company. This was the predecessor of W. and T. Avery Ltd, the main operating company in Avery's weighing and testing machine division. The company was registered on 25 August, to acquire a business of weighing machine manufacturers - Source:
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The scale is in very good vintage/ antiquecondition! It shows normal wear for its age. The brass has an aged patina, some verdigris and some scratches.
This item stands 19.5" tall by 16" wide and 8" deep.
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