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Platform Scales - Avery

From the Collection of Puffing Billy Railway School Rd Menzies Creek Victoria

Description
Avery Platform Scales - Iron and glass
Size
Length Overall: 3' 7 5/16" ( 1100 mm ) Width: 2' 10 5/8" ( 880 mm ) Height: 6' 2 " ( 1880 mm)
Object Registration
000137
Keywords
avery scales, puffing billy, platform scales, scales
Historical information
Averys Ltd was the holding company for the 32 operating companies in the Avery Group. The Group's main activity was the design, manufacture, sale and servicing of a wide range of weighing machines, physical testing machines and fluid measuring equipment. The company's history can be traced back to 1730, with the manufacturing by hand of steelyards and beam scales in a small workshop in Birmingham. When legislation was introduced at the turn of the century requiring the stamping of all weighing machines used for trade Avery branches were set up in some 100 towns in the United Kingdom.
This was the beginning of the sales and service organisation that expanded to cover not only every important town in the United Kingdom but was also established in
many overseas countries.
Made By
W & T Avery Ltd (Maker)
Significance
Historic - Railway Platform Scales
Last updated
16 Oct 2019 at 2:22PM