This item would make a great Christmas gift for collectors of scales and weights or a great addition to your collection. This is an antique scale (likely circa mid 1800's to early 1900's) with weights and scoop dish/tray based on the markings indicating W&T Avery. The scale and weights are in good condition. Appears to be matched calibration stamps (591) on scale and weights. The scale is composed of brass and cast iron?A bit of history on the scale and weights. From Grace's Guide to British Industrial History. Averys Ltd was the holding company for the 32 operating companies in the Avery Group. The Group's main activity was the design, manufacture, sale and servicing of a wide range of weighing machines, physical testing machines and fluid measuring equipment.
The company's history can be traced back to 1730, with the manufacturing by hand of steelyards and beam scales in a small workshop in Birmingham. 1731 The original owner of the company was James Ford. The company passed from Ford to William Barton, then Thomas Beach and Joseph Balden, husband of Mary Avery. In the early part of the nineteenth century the business passed to the Avery family. 1813 The business passed from Joseph Balden to his cousin, William Avery, who brought in his brother Thomas Avery.
It was then developed from a purely Midlands concern into a nationwide, and finally, under the family's successors, into a worldwide organisation. 1822 William and Thomas Avery, Scale beam makers, of Digbeth. 1854 A new factory was built at the Atlas Works in West Bromwich, and from there the company expanded. Mid-century: the original Digbeth premises were still used as the head office but manufacturing had spread to three other factories: platform scales and sack scales were made at Mill Lane works, Birmingham, while the nearby Moat Lane works produced brass and agate beam scales; iron castings were made at the Atlas foundry.1865 Dissolution of the Partnership between William Avery and Thomas Avery, as Manufacturers of Scale Beams and Weighing Machines, at Birmingham, under the previous firm of William and Thomas Avery; the business was continued by William Henry Avery under the same firm for his own sole benefit. 1874 William Avery died but it was not until 1881 that his sons, William Beilby Avery and Henry J. Avery, took control of the business. 1876 Exhibitor at the Royal Agricultural Show at Birmingham of a large collection of weighing machines.
1881 William Beilby Avery and his brother, Henry J. At this time the firm employed between 600 and 700 hands, and had works at Mill-lane and West Bromwich. 1891 The firm of W. Avery was incorporated as a private company. This was the predecessor of W.
Avery Ltd, the main operating company in Avery's weighing and testing machine division. The company was registered on 25 August, to acquire a business of weighing machine manufacturers. William Cross, mfr of box irons etc.
William Cross & Son Ltd, weight makers [1912 Hbk]. Their main line was the cast-iron butt hinge.
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