They are much in demand and very hard to find these days especially in this excellent condition. His business soon proved popular, especially with the working poor of Nottingham's new industries, who could not afford the services of a doctor.
After John's death in 1860, his son, Jesse took sole control and his talent for business was soon evident. He expanded the range of products to include proprietary medicines and household necessities.
In 1884, Jesse's first shops opened outside the city, in Lincoln and Sheffield. Jesse's policy of superior goods at competitive prices delivered with expert care, meant that the Boots name quickly became synonymous with quality, value and service.
History does not record when the company started to manufacture kitchen scales. The label is totally intact, quite remarkable.
Should they ever get out of balance, rather unlikely, there is a small box of ball bearings on the underside of the weights stand which is accessed by a screw on the top. They have been used but there are virtually no wear marks to the paintwork. There is some reflection in the photos. There are a few minor dents and some. Discolouration in the brass bowls.
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 brass 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, 12.5 wide and 8 high, not taking up too much room on your worktop.Are on a CAST IRON STAND which has small buffer feet underneath to protect your worktop The weights. UK couriers will not accept a PO Box address as US couriers will not deliver to one. 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 cardboard and bound with tape so they do not move about. The weights are packed separately also in large bubble wrap. I will gladly provide further information or photographs. The item "VINTAGE ENGLISH BOOTS CASH CHEMISTS KITCHEN SCALES 7 BRASS BELL WEIGHTS ON STAND" is in sale since Saturday, October 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Mercantile, Trades & Factories\Scales".The seller is "stuffbyiris" and is located in Alston. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia.