EARLY 1900s LETTER SCALES
The stamped brass weights and solid oak base with veneered corners are satisfying objects in their own right. These scales remind me of a time when business moved at a different pace.
Another object from the smoking room that is Augustus Hare HQ. This is a charming scale for working out the cost of sending letters. Before the days of regulated post or emails this would have been in almost constant use. The prices for postage are given in shillings.