Midcentury British Shop Kitchen Retro Cast Brass Scale Weights - Set of Eight. Wonderful set that was found in a Washington, DC Estate of an Antiques Dealer over 11 years ago.
These were used in Great Britain by businesses, shops, banks, post offices, etc., for weighing goods up until the 1970’s when a change over to the metric system was initiated. Most of these weights were sent for scrap, so these are pretty rare finds!
This set of 8 weighs 1 pound & 1/2 ounce. Each weight is puck shaped in solid cast brass. There is one 8 oz, one 4 oz, four 1 oz., and two 1/4 oz weights. Some have a recess in the base containing a lead plug to make up the exact required weight.
The weights are in very good condition with some minor rust or surface marks and scratches as seen in the photos.
Perfect as kitchen decor, paper & napkin weights or just to display.
The stack measures 2 1/4” Tall x 2” Wide.
Midcentury British Shop Kitchen Retro Cast Brass Scale Weights - Set of Eight