The set comes complete with the original matching weights in various denominations which are stored inside their original card case. The mahogany case is beautifully crafted with a single drawer to the front with a brass handle, it is nicely labelled to the top - De Grave, Short & Co, Makers, 102 Naylor Road London. The prestigious makers of this set are perhaps one of the earliest and most recognisable of all scale makers.
This company boasts a long history trading in London from 1767. Following the death of Charles De Grave in 1799 the company was thereafter run by his wife Mary De grave who maintained control until 1844 as De Grave & Son. She was succeeded by her son Charles in 1845 who renewed the name to De Grave, Short & Co haven taken on a partner Samuel Robinson Short. This title was short lives as in the latter stages of 1845 the firm became De Grave, Short and Fanner having taken on another partner. A superb quality, beautifully constructed item that has stood the test of time.
Box Length: 29cm Depth: 14.5cm Height: 6cm Box with apparatus Height: 32 Condition Report: The whole set is in superb condition for its age with a few minor scuffs and marks. Signs of use and wear to the scale pans, chains and arm rope as expected.