S is for Scale Maker
By VINCENT, Robert , 1761

Scale-Maker... Makes curious Sets of Scales & Weights for Diamonds Also Assay Scales – and Scales & Weights for ye Gold Current Coin. Likewise all sorts of Beam Scales & Weights for Grocers &c. & keeps them in repair by the Year. Also Steel-yards made in the most compleat [sic] manner. Brass Cocks, Wholesale & Retail at the lowest Prices By the Maker.

  • Author: VINCENT, Robert
  • Publication place: [London]
  • Publisher: At the Hand & Scales on London Bridge the Second Door from the Bear Tavern, Southwark-Side,
  • Publication date: before 1761
  • Physical description: Engraved trade card.
  • Dimensions: 165 by 110mm (6.5 by 4.25 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17776


Vincent (fl 1760-17930 seems to have had a long and prosperous career, as Heal writes of his example of Vincent’s trade card: “The Bear Tavern was pulled down in December 1761. It stood on the Western side of the Bridge Foot nearly opposite Tooley Street”. In the ‘London Directory’ for 1784, Robert Vincent is still described as of ‘London Bridge’. In the 1793 ‘London Directory’ he is given at No.1, High Street, Borough, and in the 1802 issue, the style and address of the business is ‘Vincent & Chancellor, No.1, Bridge Foot, Borough.


  1. BM Heal 103.27

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