Little Brass Scales.

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Little Brass Scales.

Post by LuckyLuca » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:10 pm

A little set of brass scales turned up yesterday. Un-named except the letters GEN above the zero to five graduations.
Lovely little thing, shown along side a biro for scale.
Possibly not one to use. But could make a cracking keyring.

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Re: Little Brass Scales.

Post by Tengisgol » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:15 pm

What measure do they weigh (gonk scales perhaps)?
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Re: Little Brass Scales.

Post by Wallys-Cast » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:23 am

Hi Steve, nice little scale mate, is there a military crow foot stamped on it anywhere. They were issued with some machine guns to set the trigger pull and wondered if it was one of those.

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Re: Little Brass Scales.

Post by GhyllManor » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:02 am

Wallys-Cast wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:23 am
Hi Steve, nice little scale mate, is there a military crow foot stamped on it anywhere. They were issued with some machine guns to set the trigger pull and wondered if it was one of those.

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I think you may be on the money there Wal.

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Re: Little Brass Scales.

Post by LuckyLuca » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:37 pm

Interesting. Thanks chaps. The pull didn't seem to be 5 oz nor 5lbs so perhaps trigger pull pressure?
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Re: Little Brass Scales.

Post by Nobby » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:28 pm

I've got a set identical to those, complete with the knurled rings top and bottom. They go up to 4lbs, but in sourcing them I found many go far higher and there are even Kgs ones out there. Strange that they aren't named.......

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Re: Little Brass Scales.

Post by LuckyLuca » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:35 pm

No "crows foot" Wal. The only other marking is the number 16 stamped close to the base.
I will have a play tomorrow to see what weight they actually pull.
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Re: Little Brass Scales.

Post by Reedling » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:40 pm

The GEN could be a makers name I suppose although most of these little scales were made by Salter in the uk, it could of course be from another country. I bought a little tubular brass container at a bootfair recently which has a stemmed spoon inside attached to the screw lid. On the base it had the WD(arrow) mark and letters. Both I and the stall holder had no idea what it was for but I discovered later that it was an oiler that fitted into the swivel butt of an Enfield.303 rifle. The letters on the base referred to the makers name.

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