A very very hard to find Porcelain and Chromed Iron Victorian Dairy Beam Scale by the maker W&T Avery from the 1880's.
Originally made for shop use, these scales would have been used on a counter front for weighing anything from cheese or meats.
Stamped Avery 16 1128.
This scale is nearly impossible to find and in such good condition with the porcelain shaft and tray and the iron being chromed is rarer yet.
This fine example has a creme porcelain covered iron column and an original porcelain scale plate, in excellent condition given it's age,
with a chromed balancing bowl. The scale has a set of Chromed measuring weights that are probably not original to the scales. The porcelain
shaft has been repaired through the years and is beautiful.
W&T Avery were the foremost company in England making weighing machines during the nineteenth century. With a rich history
reaching back to the early eighteenth century it was not until 1818 when William and Thomas Avery renamed the company and made it into
the name recognized today. Their success was so great that the company owned three manufacturing plants within the Birmingham England area.
Chrome plating was originated in the late 1800's. The first reference to the electrodepostion of chromium is in the 1848 patent of Junot de Bussy.
Bunsen in 1854 was the first to publish a scientific paper on the electrodeposition of chromium but more credit is due to Dr. Geuther from Gottingen, Germany
Size: Height 32" x Width 24" x Depth 10.5"
Weight: 20 pounds
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