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Salter Scale original paint scheme

Postby mclemore » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:12 pm

While trying to research the Bryans Pendulum, I came across an original Salter Scale ad for one of their scales. I thought I'd share it because of how neat the paint scheme is on it... Maybe it would be useful to people restoring a scale. Often we think of old scales painted very plainly and suspect that colorful schemes were later collector 'enhancements', but many were magnificent to begin with...
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Re: Salter Scale original paint scheme

Postby coppinpr » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:23 pm

A couple of ornate ones
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National Scale Co
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Callie "George Washington"

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Re: Salter Scale original paint scheme

Postby treefrog » Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:16 pm

Coincidentally one has popped up on eBay, maybe original paint scheme based on above.....very impressive with impressive $ tag to go with it
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victorian-Ge ... SwiEFfy7WC
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Re: Salter Scale original paint scheme

Postby coppinpr » Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:25 pm

it always makes me laugh when I see Salter and Watling scales with hand rails....a little bit of pressure applied in the right way takes lbs of your weight and no dieting needed :o


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