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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 209

    A SET OF LATE VICTORIAN STEEL AND BRASS JOCKEY SCALES

    BY SMITH & CO; SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

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    A SET OF LATE VICTORIAN STEEL AND BRASS JOCKEY SCALES
    BY SMITH & CO; SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    With two 28lb and two 56lb weights, stamped '20 STONE/67100' within a circular impression to the pivot arm
    112 in. (285 cm.) high


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    William Smith was a London scalemaker, working c 1802-47. The name (William) Smith & Co., London appears on weights with pre-1865 verification marks. The address is given as 'Borough' (a street in South East London) from c.1870 onwards. By 1905 the firm seems to have been merged with Gilbert & Co, and Doyle & Sons. A coin-scale label of c.1830 describes Smith & Co. as successors to Dutton and Smith. The address was 238 High Street, Borough.

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