a set of late victorian or edwardian oak and brass floorstanding scales by w t avery ltd birmingham

A set of late Victorian or Edwardian oak and brass floor-standing scales by W. & T. Avery Ltd. , Birmingham.



Item Ref

ML 1901


A set of late Victorian or Edwardian oak and brass floor-standing scales by W. & T. Avery Ltd., Birmingham.
Totally original and complete set of scales , weights and graduated height measure of brass and oak construction .The balance beam cast "W. & T. Avery BIRMINGHAM ' , the scales and a set of polished brass weights 16st. to 1st ., the height measuring to 7 feet.
The shaped moulded edge base with the step upholstered in its original carpet or Kilim covering with studded trim . The base fitted with a small flapped compartment. Raised on rectangular block feet .
Established in Birmingham in 1818 , W & T. Avery Ltd., is a renowned British manufacturer or weighing machines and scales . In 1885 the company bought the legendary Soho Foundry the former steam engine factory of James Watt & Co..
In excellent original condition.
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H 84"
W 14"
D 24"
England c.1900
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
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Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 1901


Height = 210 cm (83")
Width = 36 cm (14")
Depth = 60 cm (24")

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