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Tools and Hardware4929 of 6281Tycobrahe Parapedal circa 1977. Very unique wah wah sound thanks to synthesizer circuitry.  Highly collectibleBox Hatchet
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Posted 5 years ago


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Hi I would love to know what this is and what it may be worth...

it is made by Henry Pooley and Son Birmingham

it has 1899 patent and 1900 patent but Id like to know what year it was made???

Thank you

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  1. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 5 years ago
    Once again I'm guessing, but is it a British postal scale?
  2. Maoridiggers, 5 years ago
    Thanku UI have no idea but ill try that line of inquiry.... any idea on age?
  3. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 5 years ago
    My money is on a grocer's scale ~ the prices in pence (up to 1/ ~ one pound sterling) which gives you the total cost depending on the weight of the item(s) on the scale... tomatoes, pork chops or whatever. Became obsolete with inflation.

    As to value, who knows? Think about having a 'collection' of like items and how quickly you would run out of room. Sure, someone trying to do a re-creation of an old greengrocers' shop would love it. But how many of those are there? More of a decorator piece that, if it was in a shop, the owner would LOVE to see get carried out (figuratively if not literally) of the store at any price!
  4. Maoridiggers, 5 years ago
    Thank you that sounds about right... I've sent emails to diferent collector sites but noone has replied yet. I geuss with most things it's worth about what someone will pay. Its bloody heavy!!!!! It would take abit to carry it out of the shop!!

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