REF No. 6961
A Set of Jockey Scales by Henry Pooley and Sons
£13,500 Warehouse Sale Price £7,500
H: 46 in / 117 cm W: 36 in / 92 cm D: 17 in / 44 cm
Primarily constructed in mahogany and brass, rising from four ring turned tapered legs, the upholstered seat and back having curlicue brass armrests; the scale, its’ brass dial calibrated to twenty four stone, and signed by the makers, Henry Pooley and Sons, and noting their presence in both Liverpool and London, housed in a mahogany circular case atop a tapering circular ring turned column. English, Circa 1850.
Henry Pooley and Sons are recorded in trade directories as being ‘weighing scale manufacturers’, with their works premises at ‘The Albion Foundry’, Manchester Street, Liverpool, and their minutes and account books survive in the National Archives in Birmingham. They were taken over by W&T Avery Ltd. in 1914, which pursued an aggressive acquisition policy of rival scale makers. The company exists today, trading as Avery Ltd.