Salter, the UK brand leader in kitchen and bathroom scales is proud to be celebrating 250 years in the housewares industry in 2010! Salter, the UK’s leading weighing scales brand will be celebrating 250 years of precision technology during 2010. From its beginnings in 1760 right through to the present day, Salter products have been developed to enable total confidence in their accuracy, whether in the kitchen, the bathroom, in doctor’s surgeries or in public places. Founded in 1760 by Richard Salter, a spring maker, the first products were known as ‘pocket steelyards’, a scale similar to today’s fisherman’s scale. When George Salter took over from his uncle in 1825, the company established a large manufacturing site and shop in West Bromwich, producing a wide variety of scales, including the UK’s first ever bathroom scale. For 250 years, the company has taken pride at being at the forefront of technological developments in the weighing category and has pioneered many areas, including coin-operated scales for use by the general public as well as infant weighing scales. Over the past few decades, Salter has developed products that have become increasingly advanced, while at the same time answering the need for design-conscious products in the home.