Vintage post office scales; Griffin & George Limited; Unknown; CR2018.049

Name/Title

Vintage post office scales

About this object

The pendulum mechanism is mounted on an upright pillar with the weight and pan on the right hand side so that the pendulum swings to the left. There is a counter weight on the arm of the pendulum. A cord runs from the top of the mechanism down through the pillar. The scale is on the left and curves up in an arc and the pendulum needle follows this when an item is weighed. The scale is from 0 to 250 grams and is made of a white material with black markings. The weighing pan hangs from one of two hooks.The base of the scale is heart shaped and has a levelling screw so that the scale is accurate.
The scale is in a case made of wood with glass sides and top. The front slides up and out. It can be stopped in three stages before coming out. There is a metal catch to hold the front in place.

Maker

Griffin & George Limited

Maker Role

Manufacturer of scales and scientific instruments

Date Made

Unknown

Place Made

United Kingdom, England

Medium and Materials

Processed metal
Wood
Glass

Inscription and Marks

MADE IN ENGLAND
GRIFFIN & GEORGE LIMITED
LONDON BIRMINGHAM
MANCHESTER GLASGOW EDINBURGH

Measurements

Scale - H 362mm x L 340mm x W 135mm
Pan - H 10mm x Dia 100mm
Pan holder - H 210mm x L 130mm x W 105mm
Case - H 405mm x L 450mm xW 205mm
Door - H 390mm x L 400mm x W 25mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Postal service

Subject and Association Keywords

Weighing equipment

Subject and Association Keywords

Measuring equipment

Subject and Association Keywords

Occupation-based equipment

Credit Line

From the collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Weighing instruments

Object number

CR2018.049

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