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P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

1999.0013.0059

P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

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Physical description

Metal spring-type scale set with a rectangular plate on top and a round base. It has a white central dial with measures marked around the edge and "P.M.G. Salter's / British ...de / To weigh 14 LB." in black. A small orange sticker attached to the back reads "E10P".

Statement of significance

This collection consists of 87 items from the New South Wales historical section of Australia Post. The items range from furnishings that were used for the opening of the Sydney GPO in 1874 to telephones, signs, posters, and postal boxes. The material covers a period of over one hundred years of postal service in Australia.

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