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Pic Letter 79
Unusual English Roberval letter scale with one weight and one letter plate. A set of five staple weights are insert on the right side in the nice brass base
Classic design made by many firms from 1840 to around 1940. Many variations in decorative style including, filigree brass bases, china bases, Wedgwood plaques set into the plates, enameled patterns, inlaid stone flowers, etc, etc. The plain style shown is the most common. Weights were commonly flat, round, stacking, and provident with a knob on the top one ( often missing ). Top two weights normally the same value, e.g. 1/4, 1/4 oz or 1/2, 1/2 oz. Weights over 2 oz were often lead cased in brass. " Bottle " weights or square knobbed weights were also used.
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