Letter scales

 

Right hand side, you see some pictures of Letter Scales.
Touch a picture, if you want to see some details.

 

Postal / Letter scales are probably the most popular
group of scales to many collectors. The oldest letter or parcel scales
date back to the British Uniform Postal Act of 1840.
This was the first time a letter could be mailed based on its weight
and not based on the number of sheets of paper it contained.
Almost every type of weighing system has been used in the
manufacture of postal scales. You can find scales that drop weights or
lift weights as well as balances, steelyards and spring scales a plenty.

Have a look also to some nice pictures of scales from OTHER collections


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