VINTAGE ENGLISH KITCHEN SCALES “THE VIKING” BY F J THORNTON WOLVERHAMPTON BLACK 7 BRASS BELL WEIGHTS
These classic ENGLISH cast iron balance scales balance well and should they ever get out of balance, rather unlikely, there is a small box of ball bearings under the weights pan.
The label is intact, most remarkable, there is usually some wear.
These scales have been used and the paintwork is in good condition with just a few areas showing wear.
The brass pans are very slightly discoloured in places, as they are so shiny these marks do not detract from the overall appearance. Brass is soft and when potentially corrosive stuff, like salt, is placed in the bowl and not wiped clean a reaction happens and the surface of the copper is affected. Sometimes it can be almost all removed but it rather depends on how long the stuff was left in there. Almost every bowl I come across has some similar marks.
They are a nice size, 12 1/2” wide and 7” high, not taking up too much room on your worktop.
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 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”.