Stunning Salter’s scales, circa 1900
Stunning and incredibly hard to find set of Art Nouveau standing scales by Salter.
Manufactured between 1890 and 1910, and probably used in an upmarket chemist or doctor’s surgery, this cast iron weighing machine works perfectly with accurate readings up to 16 stone. There is a handle to lift once you are on the standing platform to secure your weight reading – the handle prevents damage to the springs from children jumping up and down on it and, given the accurate readings, this system clearly works!. The rectangular standing platform has the original cloth but this could easily be recovered at minimal cost. The sizeable (14.5 inches diameter) and beautifully simple brass plate with Salter inscribed is very much of the period, as is the slender column with foliated capitals.
This amazing piece would totally transform a stylish family bathroom or boot room, or would be a wonderful prop for a shop or film-set.
40w x 64d x 154h cm
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