KITCHEN SCALES BLACK 7 BRASS BELL WEIGHTS ON BRASS TRAY. These GLOSSY BLACK kitchen balance scales were made by BOOTS of NOTTINGHAM ENGLAND. 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. Please note there is no weights pan with this model. Weights are placed directly into the stand. 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 pulling the box sideways.They have been used but there are only very slight wear marks to the paintwork. There is some reflection in the photos. There is only very slight. 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. They are a nice size, 12 wide and 8 high, not taking up too much room on your worktop. The QUALITY brass bell weights are on a lovely old brass tray with depictions of animals and comprise. I can substitute Metric weights for the same price, just contact me. 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 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 KITCHEN SCALES BLACK 7 BRASS BELL WEIGHTS ON BRASS TRAY" is in sale since Tuesday, July 28, 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, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Canada.