Georgian Guinea Scale, A. Wilkinson late of Kirkby near Liverpool - Brass, Wood - Ca. 1800

Description
Georgian Guinea Scale, A. Wilkinson late of Kirkby near Liverpool - Brass, Wood - Ca. 1800
England

Antique English Guinea Coin Balance Scale in wooden case.
Georgian era.
Ca. 1800.
All parts are free in movement and retract well back inside the casing.
An antique English, brass beam balance scale for weighing gold guineas/coins.
With printed labels/instructions of the period to the integrated wooden case, with sprung button closure.
One push of the button and the scale can be opened.

Anthony Wilkinson claimed to be the inventor of this type of balance and he worked at the Kirkby address from about 1776 to 1785, when he moved to Ormskirk.

A lovely example in working original condition - very collectible!

Condition: all original and generally good, with expected signs of wear to case & interior commensurate with age and use.

Dimensions: Case 13,5 cm long when closed (5 ½ inches).
When opened: 27 cm long and 7,5 cm high.
Weight: 83 grams.
With a selection of old base metal coins + tokens.

See pictures for further description.

Will be send by insured and registered mail , pick up also possible in Den Bosch , Noord Brabant.

Lot details
Object
Georgian Guinea Scale, A. Wilkinson late of Kirkby near Liverpool
Material
Brass, Wood
Manufacturer/ Brand
A Wilkinson late of Kirkby near Liverpool
Estimated Period
Ca. 1800
Country of Origin
England
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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