Rare Victorian German Silver Pocket Telescope Letter Balance

John Sheldon, Birmingham c1845
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A rare Victorian German silver Pocket Telescope Letter Balance of tubular form, pulling apart at the centre, the body with engine turned decoration, a chequered wafer seal to one end and a bloodstone seal to the other. The scale calibrated in 1/2 ounces up to 3 ounces and 1D to 6D.

In addition to weighing letters, coins can also be check weighed with a sovereign corresponding to SW on the scale.

Stamped: John Sheldon, Birmingham, c1845

The Registered Design for this Balance was entered on 13th May 1845. No: RD27500

Sold - £275.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair and in good working order.
Dimensions
H
68mm (2.68 inches)
Weight
10.00 Grams (0.32 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
TRS170613-269
Medium
Silver