Mechanical Personal Scales

For over 250 years, Salter, the UK’s leading weighing scales brand have been manufacturing precision technology for the home. From their beginnings in 1760 right through to the present day, Salter’s products have been developed to enable total confidence in their accuracy. Salter began life in 1760 in the village of Bilston, England. At this time Richard Salter, a spring maker, began making ‘pocket steelyards’, a scale similar to the fisherman’s scale of today. By 1825 his nephew George had taken over the company, which became known as George Salter & Co. and later established a large, well equipped manufacturing site in the town of West Bromwich. From here the company produced a wide variety of scales including the UK’S first bathroom scale! Other items were added to the range, including irons, mincers, potato chippers, coin-operated machines and another ‘first’ for the UK, the typewriter. Located in the United Kingdom with distribution to over 100 countries worldwide, Salter is still New Zealand's leader in kitchen and bathroom scales.

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