An antique c1820 Georgian self raising lacquered brass beam balance scale for weighing gold guineas or sovereigns (1/2 and full) which folds away neatly in the mahogany case shown with push button release catch. The main central support stands 2.9 in (74 mm) high and the case measures 5.25 in (133 mm) x 0.95 in (24 mm) x 0.6 in (15 mm). The case retains its original paper labels which can be clearly read with Maker' STEPHEN HOUGHTON & SON Makers, Ormskirk, Successors to A. The scales are in very good uncleaned condition with no real damage and with good colour and patina and the lid shuts securely on the catch.
They would make a great addition to anyones collection, display or for use etc. The item "ANTIQUE GEORGIAN S. HOUGHTON FOLDING GOLD GUINEA/SOVEREIGN COIN BALANCE SCALES" is in sale since Friday, February 9, 2018.This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "bizzy-lizzy99" and is located in Preston. This item can be shipped worldwide.