wonderful scales

February 11th, 2009 in member junk     
janwinn janwinn, member
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This set was for weighing silver and copper coinage long before Britain went decimalised.  Its incredibly heavy and probably dates back to the 30s
This little set was for weighing letters to determine the price of the stamp.  Its so delicate with a beautiful bouncing mechanism and looks wonderfully sculptural
Not scales this time but can you guess what this simple ivory candle holder once was?  Apparently it was fixed to the wall of the Great House and the Lord and Lady would summon the butler by calling through it!!  How lah-di-dah but then again I am English!!
This set was for weighing silver and copper coinage long before Britain went decimalised.  Its incredibly heavy and probably dates back to the 30s

This set was for weighing silver and copper coinage long before Britain went decimalised.  It's incredibly heavy and probably dates back to the 30s


I notice how many of us love different scales and thought I'd share my two favourites. 


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Comments (13)

purple412 writes: Janwinn, love your pieces, especially the candle holder! What a great repurposing idea!
By the way, I have a great friend in the UK, she's in Chippenham, southwest of London, near Swindon. Traveled there a couple of times, love it! Posted: 11:16 pm on March 3rd
RecycledPages writes: You can never go wrong with scales...very nice... Posted: 2:48 pm on February 21st
gilswife writes: Those are really neat!! ... Donna Posted: 4:37 pm on February 13th
gilswife writes: I Posted: 4:37 pm on February 13th
SeaGlassLady writes: I love all three of your items, but particularly the scales for weighing letters. It resembles a lovely metal sculpture. Posted: 8:54 am on February 12th
csudderth writes: I can see why these scales are your favorites. Love both of them and the candle holder too.
Christy Posted: 10:22 pm on February 11th
junkermidge writes: Oh, I love those scales! And I especially love that candle holder made from the butler's caller. HOW COOL IS THAT?!

Midge Posted: 8:21 pm on February 11th
Chovey writes: Wow! I'm a scale-a-holic and luuuuuuv that postal scale! I've never seen one like that. Thanks for sharing!
cynthia Posted: 7:08 pm on February 11th
georgiamoon writes: Oooh these are terrific. I love the candle holder story too. It is very posh, Georgia Posted: 5:06 pm on February 11th
irishrovr writes: These are GREAT!!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/
Posted: 4:33 pm on February 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: These are terrific and so unique! I love your candleholder and the story behind it too. Very cool.
Candy Posted: 2:01 pm on February 11th
shabbychick writes: Great scales! They really are unique and wonderful pieces to decorate with!

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 1:41 pm on February 11th
MimiToria writes: Love both of your scales. They are so beautiful and unique.
Gretchen Posted: 11:41 am on February 11th
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