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Antique English Birmingham Grocery or Butcher Scale with Ironstone Plateau

Antique English Birmingham Grocery or Butcher Scale with Ironstone Plateau Antique English Birmingham Grocery or Butcher Scale with Ironstone Plateau Antique English Birmingham Grocery or Butcher Scale with Ironstone Plateau Antique English Birmingham Grocery or Butcher Scale with Ironstone Plateau
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19th Century Antique English Birmingham Grocery or Butcher Scale with Ironstone Plateau, made for weighing dairy and meat.  To find a scale with it's ironstone heavy ironstone scale plate intact is half a miracle these days! The scale plate features “Justitia Virtutum Regina” which translates to “Justice, the Queen of Virtues.”

The cast iron body is black, with gold and copper metallic painted detailing, thin red striping. This mercantile scale is a piece of history, oh the stories it could tell if only it could speak- {small town groceries or butcher's shops was were all the gossip was told!} Full of personality, this is a stunning piece for your country kitchen, to display with your antique cook books, on a shelf in the library, no matter where you display this decorative object, it will spark conversation! Age appropriate wear as shown.

  • Measures 13" x 8-1/4" x 7-1/2"h.
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