Antique English Gamage Small item Weight Scale Made in London

Antique English Gamage Small item Weight Scale Made in London

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Antique English Gamage Small item Weight Scale Made in London
Antique English Gamage Small item Weight Scale Made in London
Antique English Gamage Small item Weight Scale Made in London
Antique English Gamage Small item Weight Scale Made in London

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Collectible Weight Scale made by Gamage in London in the turn of the century or shortly after. The size is 11" w x 11" d x 8" h, the condition is very nice and as you can see in the photo's it has the makers name across the side of the piece. Gamages was a department store at 116-128 Holborn in Central London founded by Mr. A. W. Gamage. Arthur Walter Gamage was the son of a Herefordshire farmer who was apprenticed to a London draper in St Paul's churchyard. In 1878, at the age of 21 he decided to set up his own shop, in partnership with Frank Spain. Between them they raised the £88 necessary to lease and refit a small watch repair shop in Holborn. The owner assured them that a hosiery shop would do well in the area. The frontage was no more than five feet and above it. Gamage insisted on selling everything cheaper than anywhere else and gradually crowds began to visit the shop, even though the area was "unfashionable". By the end of the first year trading had grown to £1,632. In 1881, Gamage, bought Spain out and began to expand the premises by buying the small properties that surrounded his original shop until, by the end of the decade, most of the block between Leather Lane and Hatton Garden was in his hands. Their catalog listed a wide range of appealing items.

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  • Pa1527
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  • 1
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  • Collectibles
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  • Condition
  • Used

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