December 3, 2014

Salter's Spring Balance Scale

Salter's Spring Balance Scale
Salter's Spring Balance Scale
Made in England. Part of our scale collection.

SALTER HOUSEWARES itself began life in the late 1700S in the village of Bilston, England. At this time Richard Salter, a spring maker, began making 'pocket steelyards', a scale similar to the fisherman's scale of today.

By 1825 his nephew George had taken over the company, which became known as GEORGE SALTER & CO. and later established a large, well equipped manufacturing site in the town of West Bromwich.

The brass face reads:

Salter's Spring Balance Made in England
30 lb by 2 oz
Brass Scale

1 comment:

paul said...

i have a little salter scale it is elongated like a pen just thicker. it has numbers one to fifteen and looks like its brass. it still works fine. the name salter with the insignia and the letter nine appears on it. can anyone tell me the date and value of this scale. please email me on