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March 23, 2009

Salter Scales

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Salter Scales

The history of Salter Scales

Salter Scales was originally a UK brand that set up in the 1760s supplying domestic weighing scales. Salter is now a global player with a really diverse product range, producing much more than just Salter Scales.

Richard Salter was a spring maker from Bilston who started the Salter Scales business by making ‘pocket steelyards’, which are a bit like fishermen’s scales.

In 1825, Richard Salter’s nephew, George Salter took over and set up a manufacturing business for Salter Scales. But now Salter, was making all sorts of Salter Scales including the first bathroom scale. Salter Scales then diversified out of scales and started to produce items as diverse as coin operated machines.

In the 1900s Salter went from strength to strength and remarkably, was still owned by the same Salter family that set up the original Salter Scales business.

Finally, in 1972 Salter was bought by by Staveley Industries Plc and was split into separate factions.

 

Salter Scales

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Salter Scales

The history of Salter Scales

Salter Scales was originally a UK brand that set up in the 1760s supplying domestic weighing scales. Salter is now a global player with a really diverse product range, producing much more than just Salter Scales.

Richard Salter was a spring maker from Bilston who started the Salter Scales business by making ‘pocket steelyards’, which are a bit like fishermen’s scales.

In 1825, Richard Salter’s nephew, George Salter took over and set up a manufacturing business for Salter Scales. But now Salter, was making all sorts of Salter Scales including the first bathroom scale. Salter Scales then diversified out of scales and started to produce items as diverse as coin operated machines.

In the 1900s Salter went from strength to strength and remarkably, was still owned by the same Salter family that set up the original Salter Scales business.

Finally, in 1972 Salter was bought by by Staveley Industries Plc and was split into separate factions.

 

Salter

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Salter

The history of Salter

Salter was originally a UK brand that set up in the 1760s supplying domestic weighing scales. Salter is now a global player with a really diverse product range.

Richard Salter was a spring maker from Bilston who began his career in the scales by making ‘pocket steelyards’, which is a bit like fishermen’s scales.

In 1825, Richard Salter’s nephew, George Salter took over and set up a manufacturing business. Now Salter was producing many kinds of scales. Salter even produced the first bathroom scale and then went onto produce items as diverse as coin operated machines.

In the 1900s Salter went from strength to strength and was remarkably still owned by the same Salter family.

Finally, in 1972 Salter was bought by by Staveley Industries Plc and was split into separate subsidiaries.

Scale

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Scale

Different meanings and etymological roots of ‘Scale’

Scale (noun): A good digital scale is a vital piece of culinary equipment, because it means measurements used are accurate, which is particularly important in baking.  For example, a tablespoon of different brands of sugar will weigh different amounts but a gram of sugar will be the same weight irrespective of the brand or type used. A scale is recommended for any dedicated chef.

Scale (verb): To scale means to weigh—for example, “Scale that dough into 10 ounce portions for small baguettes.”

Scale (etymology)

"pan of a balance," c.1375, earlier "drinking cup" (c.1205), from O.N. skal "bowl, drinking cup," in pl., "weighing scale" from P.Gmc. *skælo "split, divide" (cf. O.N. skel "shell," O.E. scalu, O.S. skala, O.H.G. scala, Ger. Schale, M.Du. scale, Du. schaal "drinking cup, bowl, shell, scale of a balance").

Scales

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Scales

Interesting facts about the word ‘scales’

Scales is the plural and/or verb of the word scale. It also has different meanings.

He scales a cliff.

Mary used scales to weigh herself .

The fish had a coat of iridescent scales.

It is a polysemous word in that it is full of greed and wants more than one meaning: a word with many heads, or a fish with many scales. 

The root of the word scale comes from one singular meaning but over time it was adopted for these three different meanings because the words came together phonetically and visually.

Scale “to climb” first appeared in the 1400s and came to us from Italian, which in turn came from the Latin word, scandere “to climb”. It was then applied, later, to things that climb, or go up, like scales in music.

However, scales for measuring weight don’t follow the same ‘going up’ tack. These scales come from an Old Norse word ‘skal’ that meant “a drinking bowl.” So weighing scales came about because they are made with two pans or bowls, one hanging on each side. This first showed up in 1205.

Fish scales comes from an Indo-European root skel meaning “to cut”, which is the where the word shell comes from, most likely because shells were used as knives. A fish scale is a bit like a shell plate and a drinking bowl is a bit like a large deep shell. The word for fish scale cropped up around 1300 from French.

 

Small Digital Scales

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Small Digital Scales

What Are Small Digital Scales Useful for?

Small digital scales are useful for weighing smaller objects, or for weighing items on the move. Whilst slight, small pocket digital scales can be very precise and have myriad uses and are incredibly handy in the kitchen.

If you’re following a recipe or watching your weight small digital scales are superb, and if you’re not a fan of clutter, then small digital pocket scales can’t be beaten, as long as you don’t need them to weigh a cow!

The great thing about small digital scales is that they’re portable, and as you’re always on a diet, or because your baby always travels with you, small digital scales can be really handy because they’re small and light. You could even take small digital scales out to dinner with you, so even the most tempting situations are under your control.

Small digital scales can be great for business too, as they can sit happily on the office manager’s desk for when stamps or post need to be weighed out.

These days small digital scales come with long guarantees so they’re sure to last you, if you treat them well; most small digital scales are damaged by people dropping them and breaking the delicate sensors. If this happens, try recalibrating the small digital scales.

 

Ultraship 55

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Ultraship 55

Ultraship 55 Review

Ebay is becoming an increasingly viable home business and customers therefore need postal scales in their SOHOs. We’ve reviewed the Ultraship 55 product to see if it will do eager ebayers justice.

The Ultrshaip 55 has all the usual features you would expect including: Tare, Hold, and auto-off.

The Ultraship 55 has a detachable display screen on a 2 foot flex cord.

The Ultraship 55 comes with added extras such as a Letter Tube Holder and Mail/Envelope Holder.

It can run on batteries or via the mains.

The best bit about the Ultrsahip 55 is that in the home you can use them as food scales, or to track the progress of a new-born baby, which makes them really flexible, which is perfect for home use.

The Ultraship 55 weighs loads in grams but has a conversion button in case you’re posting internationally, or want to tell a grandparent about a baby’s weight gain in the old system.

For domestic postal scales, the Ultraship 55 really is durable as it weighs loads up to 55lbs, which, if you decide to use these postal scales as kitchen scales too, is a whole lot of bread for your buck!

 

Ultraship 75

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Ultraship 75

My Weigh Ultraship 75 Postal Postage Scales Review

Ebay is becoming a more and more popular home business, which means customers need postal scales for their home offices. We’ve reviewed the Ultraship 75 product to see if it will do ebayers, and home offices in general, justice.

The Ultrshaip 75 has all the usual features you would expect including: Tare, Hold, and auto-off

Its load is a whopping 34Kg, and weighs in increments of 5 grams up to 1Kg and then 10 grams between 1 and 16Kg

The Ultraship 75 comes with added extras such as a Letter Tube Holder and Mail/Envelope Holder

It can run on batteries or via the mains

There’s no reason why you can’t use the Ultrsahip 75 as food scales, to weigh babies or small pets, so as a product for the home, we think these postal scales offer great flexibility and are top dollar.

The Ultraship 75 weighs loads in grams but has a conversion button in case you’re posting internationally, or want to tell a grandparent about a baby’s weight gain in the old system.

For domestic postal scales, the Ultraship 75 really is durable as it weighs up to 551bs, which, if you decide to use these postal scales as kitchen scales too, is a whole lot of bread for your buck!

 

Ultraship

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Ultraship

Heritage of Ultraship by My Weigh

Ultraship was originally designed to meet all of the needs for the SOHO (small office, home office).  The Ultraship is especially good for those that work from home as the Ultraship affords flexibility beyond office-based needs. The Ultraship is at home weighing postcards, parcels, letters, and boxes, even large ones, as it is weighing foods, or even babies.

The Ultraship range has a number of different features including letter holders and detachable screens, but its conversion button allows you to weigh in old and new units, which is useful for dealing with international customers. The Ultraship also weighs in 0.1oz increments, while larger packages are read in 0.2oz increments (0.5oz on the UL-55 & UL-75), which means one scale for letters and another for boxes is no longer necessary.

We would recommend the Ultraship for office or home-based needs

www.scalesexpress.com

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www.scalesexpress.com

How does www.scalesexpress.com website and www.scalesexpress.com services fare against the competition?

Scalesexpress.com is a distributor of scales which specialises in the following categories: personal and home, parcel and postal scales, bench scales, hanging, fishing and balance scales, scales for hospitals and the medical industry including veterinary and animal scales. Scalesexpress.com also provides platform, crane and other scales accessories.

The scalesexpress.com website looks to have been launched in 1999. It has a fairly easy to use product finder, which uses images of categories to help customers find products.

Scalesexpress.com claims to have a large range of which most is stocked in its warehouse at Rawtenstall.

Scalesexpress.com has a next day delivery service but surprisingly it charges £3.95 for this service when many of its competitors services are free

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