It grieves me to see beautiful scales in poor condition and totally ignored simply because they have lost most of their paint and rust has pushed through. I have devised a rescue plan. This entails taking the scales right back to the base cast iron and painting them with special rust preventing paint.
I am a purist and do prefer to leave old items in their original state, but this is not always possible. If they are so far gone that nobody wants them, then I think it permissible to restore them as best I can so they will continue to be used for many more years to come. These scales are ones that I have rescued.
The lovely ceramic plate shows LADY JUSTICE holding a banner that reads “JUSTITIA VIRTUTUM REGINA”, “Justice is the queen of virtues”.
There is also the name of the maker “V H MARSDEN & CO., 388 HARROW ROAD, LONDON W 9.
They are rather heavy but a nice size, 12 1/2” wide and 8 1/2” high, not taking up too much room on your worktop.
The condition of the ceramic plate is very good with just a little leaching on the sides and a little chip just above the banner.
The BRASS BELL weights comprise…, 1lb, 8oz, 4oz, 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz
POSTAGE, PACKAGING AND LOVING CARE
All items I sell are packaged very carefully in accordance with Royal Mail guidelines.
I will mail these scales from the UK. I have reviewed the delivery performance of the UK courier so far and it is between 2 and 7 days, an average of 4 days. For other destinations such as China delivery will be around 15 working days.
You may be concerned that they have to be sent such a long way but I can assure you there is no need. I use large sturdy double wall boxes and pack all the spaces so they remain rigid. The scales are wrapped in large bubble wrap and bound with tape so they do not move about. The weights are packed separately also in large bubble wrap.
I have sold many sets to the USA, Canada and Worldwide and ALL have arrived safely.
I will ship to mainland Europe and elsewhere in the World apart from Russia.
At the moment I am only accepting payment by PayPal.
I will gladly provide further information or photographs. I pack and post items on receipt of payment as I appreciate buyers want their items “Toot Sweet”.