Counter Scale Wood, c 1860
Counter scale, iron with brass scoop, for general use, mostly in shops for weighing fruit and vegetables.
The weigh plate had ‘Wood Smithfield’ cast into it.
Thomas Herbert signed an agreement to purchase the 100+ year old business of the Wood's trading at 6&7 West Smithfield in December 1867. His timing was excellent, as the new Smithfield Meat Market opened in November 1868.
An extract from the Wood’s catalogue from 1866 showing these types of weighing machines is pictured right.
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