These traditional kitchen scales have been made in the same way by the craftsmen at H Fereday & Sons since 1862. Designed to celebrate the reign of Queen Victoria almost 150 years ago they are synonymous with Victorian engineering - elegantly designed precision weighing instruments. The Queen scales are reassuringly weighty, cast from iron with polished stainless steel (or brass) weighing pans and come with a Lifetime Guarantee. The 'Queen' scales echo with times past and have a reassuringly weighty and reliable feel. These scales embody H Fereday's craftsmanship they are constructed in cast metal and beautifully finished with steel pivots and bearings.The timeless design allows the beam to swing freely up and down with almost perpetual smooth motion (and none of the sticking that you see from 'cheaper' imitations). Guaranteed to satisfy the committed home cook and enhance any kitchen with their elegant looks. These scales are the 'real deal', their authenticity portrayed by the classic style which has remained the same since the first Queen scale was engineered at Fereday's works and used by five generations of home cooks (mums, nans and grandmothers) to produce countless flapjack mixes, biscuits, birthday cakes and roast turkey stuffing. The Queen scale has a large, flush stainless steel pan that is both hygienic and won't tarnish. The precise weighing mechanism enables the accurate weighing of light ingredients such as yeast, herbs and spices down to 5 g / 1/120ml These scales have a Lifetime Guarantee and are even used by Delia Smith on TV!