VINTAGE ENGLISH KITCHEN SCALES VICTOR CREAM 7 BRASS BELL WEIGHTS ON. These classic ENGLISH, VICTOR, WARM OR OFF WHITE cast iron balance scales are in great condition.
This model does not have a brass weights pan. Weights are placed directly on the weights stand.Should they ever get out of balance, rather unlikely, there are metal balancing weights inside the brass covers. They are a nice size, 10 1/2 wide and 8 high, not taking up too much room on your worktop. They have been used but there are very few wear marks. The coating on these scales is very thick and susceptible to knocks. There are a couple of chips out of the top bar, or, I wonder if the coating was missed in these areas. It seems a strange place to get knocks. There is also a bit of wear where the arms hit the body. But the body itself is immaculate.
There is discolouration in the brass bowl. 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. Please be aware that the marks are there, but with the brass shining they are not too noticeable and the marks may even clean off. The brass bell weights on their own VICTOR STAND are. 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 VICTOR WARM/OFF WHITE 7 BRASS BELL WEIGHTS &STAND" is in sale since Friday, June 15, 2018. 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.