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Scales Collection

Background imageScales Collection: 1922 British Mt Everest Expedition - Norton and Mallory

1922 British Mt Everest Expedition - Norton and Mallory
1922 British Mount Everest Expedition - Major Edward " Teddy" F. Norton (1884-1954) and George Herbert Leigh Mallory (1886-1924) at nearly 27, 000 feet. Date: 1922

Background imageScales Collection: Albrecht Durers Rhinoceros

Albrecht Durers Rhinoceros
An Indian rhinoceros, is the largest of the Asian species, as depicted by Albrecht Durer. It has a thick, dark grey hide, which folds like armour

Background imageScales Collection: Piano playing

Piano playing
A small boy sits at a piano and practises his scales conscientiously

Background imageScales Collection: Colchester Railway Station - G. E. R. Express Train

Colchester Railway Station - G. E. R. Express Train
Colchester Railway Station - G.E.R. Express Train Date: circa 1903

Background imageScales Collection: Map of Persia (Iran)

Map of Persia (Iran) - all place names in their Latin form. The ancient realms of Assyria, Babylonia Date: 1807

Background imageScales Collection: Art Deco Bathroom Suite

Art Deco Bathroom Suite
A stylish, typically geometrical Art Deco bathroom suite, where even the weighing scales are made to match

Background imageScales Collection: Justice as depicted on a Tarot card

Justice as depicted on a Tarot card
Comtesse de Segur, nee Sophie Rostopchine, French writer, born in Russia, best known for Les Malheurs de Sophie, first published 1859

Background imageScales Collection: Young Nut Seller & Fish Seller

Young Nut Seller & Fish Seller
A Young Turkish vendor of nuts and a fish seller with a large round basket on his head

Background imageScales Collection: Saint Michael

Saint Michael
SAINT MICHAEL, the warrior angel, has weighed the devil in his scales and found him wanting; so now he raises his sword to slay him. Alas, Satan will not stay dead

Background imageScales Collection: Range of bakery tools and ingredients

Range of bakery tools and ingredients
A range of bakery tools and ingredients, including a pair of scales, a bucket, a sieve, mixing paddles and a sack of flour

Background imageScales Collection: Cat Stealing Herrings

Cat Stealing Herrings
A naughty cat stealing fresh Margate herrings off a barrow!

Background imageScales Collection: Swedish Peasant Interior

Swedish Peasant Interior
Swedish peasant interior, with tapestries, ornamental crockery, decorated chests, a loom, a grandfather clock and a cat

Background imageScales Collection: Cyprinus carpio, or Common Carp

Cyprinus carpio, or Common Carp. Date: 1879

Background imageScales Collection: Japanese masonry Dragon

Japanese masonry Dragon. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageScales Collection: 1930s woman cooking in her kitchen

1930s woman cooking in her kitchen
A woman stands at a kitchen pantry or dresser trying out new recipes. Attached to the work service is a hand operated meat mincer. Date: c.1930

Background imageScales Collection: Tarot Card 8 - La Justice (Justice)

Tarot Card 8 - La Justice (Justice)

Background imageScales Collection: Saint Brendan / Whale

Saint Brendan / Whale
SAINT BRENDAN Irish religious and traveller who starred in a popular legend in which he encountered a giant whale Date: 484 - 577

Background imageScales Collection: Chinese Pharmacy 1864

Chinese Pharmacy 1864
Traditional Chinese dispensaries have changed little over time. Herbs are weighed out in daily doses, and patients receive bags of herbs to last the treatment. Date: 1864

Background imageScales Collection: Canada - Ojibwa Girl cleaning the catch

Canada - Ojibwa Girl cleaning the catch
The Ojibwa is the largest group of Native American peoples north of Mexico. They are equally divided between the United States and Canada

Background imageScales Collection: Justice Personified

Justice Personified
Justice holding scales to symbolise even-handedness, stability and equality

Background imageScales Collection: Coral Snake

Coral Snake
Latin name: Elaps Corallinus

Background imageScales Collection: Camillus opposes a treaty with the Gauls

Camillus opposes a treaty with the Gauls
Marcus Furius Camillus, Roman consul, opposes making a treaty with the Gauls

Background imageScales Collection: Susi - with bathroom scales

Susi - with bathroom scales. 1950s

Background imageScales Collection: London Fire Brigade despatch rider at night

London Fire Brigade despatch rider at night
The badge of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance, the design adopted at the 1906 congress held in Copenhagen. Depicts the figure of justice with scales and rising sun motif behind

Background imageScales Collection: Musical Terms Up To Date - Running Down the Scales

Musical Terms Up To Date - Running Down the Scales An altercation between a market barrow boy and a irate smart lady shopper regarding the setting (and accuracy)

Background imageScales Collection: Old Bailey Dome

Old Bailey Dome
The dome of the Old Bailey, topped by the magnificent gold statue of Justice, holding a sword in one hand and weighing scales in the other. Date: early 1930s

Background imageScales Collection: Georgia - Tbilisi - Mercer (selling Grapes)

Georgia - Tbilisi - Mercer (selling Grapes)
Georgia - Tbilisi - Kinto or Mercer (selling Grapes)

Background imageScales Collection: The Provision Shop

The Provision Shop. A General Grocers store selling rabbits, turkeys, chops, butter and tinned foods

Background imageScales Collection: Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Dollars

Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Dollars
Engraving of weighing scales invented by Mr Bate for weighing dollars not exceeding 72 lbs 2 oz troy

Background imageScales Collection: Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Bar Gold

Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Bar Gold
Engraving of a heavy duty set of weighing scales with central pillars for weighing bars of gold. A bar of gold is on one side of the balances, the weights on the other

Background imageScales Collection: Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Bar Silver

Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Bar Silver
Engraving of fine weighing scales for bars of silver, with a bar of silver on one side of the scales and the weights on the other

Background imageScales Collection: JUSTICE CLEANED UP

JUSTICE CLEANED UP
Cleaning up British Justice

Background imageScales Collection: Libra

Libra
The Constellation Libra

Background imageScales Collection: Woman and vegetable stall, East End of London

Woman and vegetable stall, East End of London
Woman selling vegetables from a stall in a market in Londons East End. The prices are in old currency, with D for penny. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageScales Collection: Secondary period syphilis symptoms on the body

Secondary period syphilis symptoms on the body. Maculated erythema on the torso after mercury treatment 1, and papular erythema before treatment 2. Chromolithograph by T. Sinclaire from Freeman J

Background imageScales Collection: Cartoon, Louis Engel and Alexander Henderson

Cartoon, Louis Engel and Alexander Henderson
Cartoon, Mr Louis Engel (musician and music critic) and Mr Alexander Henderson (theatre owner and director) - I ll have my bond! (A reference to Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.) 1885

Background imageScales Collection: Tarot Card 15 - Le Diable (The Devil)

Tarot Card 15 - Le Diable (The Devil). Date: 20th century

Background imageScales Collection: Silver bream fish on ice in the fish market at Ciutedella

Silver bream fish on ice in the fish market at Ciutedella
Silver freshly-caught sea bream fish on ice in the fish market at Ciutedella, Menorca, Spain. Date: 2005

Background imageScales Collection: La Balance (Scales), Scorpion

La Balance (Scales), Scorpion

Background imageScales Collection: Cherries, Fourpence a Pound! Cries of London

Cherries, Fourpence a Pound! Cries of London

Background imageScales Collection: Tunisia - a trader in a shops in the medina of Tunis

Tunisia - a trader in a shops in the medina of Tunis
Tunisia - a fantastic photographic portrait of a trader in a shop in the medina of Tunis. Possibly a fruit seller? Date: circa 1908

Background imageScales Collection: Turkey. Constantinople. The Sehzade Mosque

Turkey. Constantinople. The Sehzade Mosque
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Constantinople (today Istanbul). Exterior view of the Sehzade Mosque, 16th century. Ottoman era mosque located in the Fatih district

Background imageScales Collection: RMS Lusitania - bronze trench art, WW1

RMS Lusitania - bronze trench art, WW1
RMS Lusitania - extremely rare WW1 bronze trench art souvenir related to the sinking of the original Lusitania. She was sunk a mile east of Folkestone gate by German submarine U5

Background imageScales Collection: Mrs Gammon the Grocer's Wife

Mrs Gammon the Grocer's Wife

Background imageScales Collection: Turkey. Constantinople. The Sehzade Mosque. Engraving

Turkey. Constantinople. The Sehzade Mosque. Engraving
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Constantinople (today Istanbul). Exterior view of the Sehzade Mosque, 16th century. Ottoman era mosque located in the Fatih district

Background imageScales Collection: Advert, s Moss, Druggist and Chemist, Cheltenham

Advert, s Moss, Druggist and Chemist, Cheltenham
Advert, s Moss, Druggist, Operative & Experimental Chemist, High Street, Cheltenham. Date: 1826

Background imageScales Collection: Ancient Egypt. Judgement of the Dead. Book of the Death. Fu

Ancient Egypt. Judgement of the Dead. Book of the Death. Funerary papyri. 3rd-1st BC. Egyptian Museum. Turin. Italy

Background imageScales Collection: Members of British Equity campaigning with banner

Members of British Equity campaigning with banner
Members of British Equity campaigning with a banner outside the Spanish Embassy in London, 4 August 1978. They include (left to right) John Barron (union President), Robert Morley, Paul Eddington



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