This is certainly a rather unusual Victorian brass desk-top postage scale, the postal rates indicating it was made between 1885 and 1897. Beautifully cast, the base is highly decorative and has a cast holder for the pyramid of four fitted weights on the left hand-side. If you look carefully at the feet, they are in the shape of a dogs head---pretty neat. In excellent condition and measuring approximately 9 1/2" x 4" and stands 4 1/2" tall. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Either email any day of the week or call at our store 574-594-9100 on Friday, or Saturday. A word about condition. Those of you who have purchased from me before know that I am very picky about condition. I will try to note anything of significance in the description. However, please check the photos carefully---as they say `a picture is worth a thousand words' We will help arrange shipping for you; our experience with large or small has been excellent. We do offer an easy layaway program. Usually 20% down, with the remaining term somewhat negotiable. Please email us before you buy if you would like to discuss layaway terms. We have been in business over 30 years and our reputation is without flaw.