Ladder Scale Letter Parcel Balance Weights W&T Avery

Ladder Scale Letter Parcel Balance Weights W&T Avery


Rare Avery Post Office Scales



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Scales Weights & Measures


Rare Victorian three tier postal scale made by W&T Avery Ltd, Birmingham

The weights offered suggest a date between 1865-71 for the postal rates, however Avery became Ltd in 1891

Mounted on the post office counter for quick and easy reckoning of postage costs.

Three independent brass balances mounted on a bronze ladder frame.

The lower two counter weighted beams weighing up to 1/2 oz and 1 oz, the top equal beam up to 1,1/2 oz (against the stamped weight pan counterweight) and upwards adding the square weights, 8oz  4oz  2oz  1oz & 1/2 oz

Similar ladder scales were made by De Grave, London.

In very good sound condition, the mahogany base work worn but still good, two vacant weight holes.

Height 14,1/2″ or 370mm weight 3374 grams.



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As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.

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