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. Should they ever get out of balance, rather unlikely, there is a small box of ball bearings on the underside of the small pan which pulls out sideways. These scales have been used and are old so some wear is inevitable but overall they are in great condition with just a few slight scuff marks which are barely noticeable due to the high shine. There is very little discolouration to the brass pan. 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, 10 1/2 wide and 8 high, not taking up too much room on your worktop. The BOOTS BRASS BELL weights are in their original packing which has got rather worn but the weights are immaculate. 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 will gladly provide further information or photographs.
The item "VINTAGE ENGLISH KITCHEN SCALES BLACK BOOTS 7 BOOTS BRASS BELL WEIGHTS" is in sale since Tuesday, March 26, 2019. 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 worldwide.