Antique Jockey Weighing Chair Scales, English Horse Racing circa 1930

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Specifications

Material Oak
Style Arts & Crafts
Room Living Room
Period 1930 to 1939
Dimensions H 78.74 cm x W 76.2 cm x D 43.18 cm
Product Code ‌KCSA346

Description

Antique jockey weighing chair scales, English horse racing, circa 1930 Fabulous piece of English antique horse racing history, a fully functioning set of golden oak weighing scales for jockeys, has a seat that acts as a large scale that precisely measures the weight of racing jockeys, wheeled on one end with extendable folding arms so it can be lifted and wheeled to its destination. The chrome weighing scale sits in a large wood box and functions as it should perfectly, this is a really interesting piece, a mobile device with its lift up handles and large yellow wheels, this would have been used at local and country racing events and racecourses, these custom made scales were used at English race tracks to determine the jockey’s exact weight before a big race to prevent any jockey from being lighter than the rules regulated, since it would give him and his horse a seriously unfair advantage over the other competitors, would be perfect for the bathroom or hall. Condition report: Offered in good condition with minor age related wear, offered in full working order wonderful golden patina. Summary: Antique Original 20th century Jockey Scales Circa 1930 Oak Lovely rich colour and grain configuration Excellent original condition Free delivery to England & Wales Dimensions: Width 30” inches / 76cm Height 31” inches / 80cm Depth 17” inches / 43cm Floor to seat 23” inches / 58cm.

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