Fabulous Grocer's Scales with rampant lion and enamel and brass badges both sides denoting maker Herbert & Sons Ltd 6 & 7 Smithfields, London. White enamel pan with blue underside. Lovely cast iron and white enamel base with brass fittings. Item probably dates to early 1900. Would make a great centre piece to any kitchen or window sill.
Thomas Herbert bought the Wood's business in December 1867, and moved into them just before the new Central Meat Market opened in November 1868. Both 6&7 Smithfield were knocked down and rebuilt in 1888 by Thomas Herbert, who had by then been joined by two of his sons, George and William. The ground floor was used as a showroom, the first and second floors being offices. The basement continued to be used for the manufacture of scales and cutlery until the new factory in Edmonton was opened in 1938.
Postage to UK mainland approx £15