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Victorian Mahogany Jockey Scale by Leuchars & Son
Victorian Mahogany Jockey Scale by Leuchars & Son
Victorian Mahogany Jockey Scale by Leuchars & Son
Victorian Mahogany Jockey Scale by Leuchars & Son
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Victorian Mahogany Jockey Scale by Leuchars & Son

  • This carved mahogany jockey scale was made by Leuchars & Son of London
  • These scales were used to determine a jockey's weight before a race
  • The original brass weights are representative of the "stones" a jockey weighed
  • A fascinating piece of horse racing history, these scales are quite rare
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$35,850
Item No. 31-7998

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Description
An excellent piece of horse racing history, this English jockey scale was specially crafted by Leuchars & Son of London. These handsome scales were used at English tracks to determine the jockey’s weight before a big race. This was done to prevent any one jockey from being lighter than the rules regulated since it would give him and his horse the utmost advantage over their competitors. Crafted of mahogany and intricately carved with rosette motifs. . .
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An excellent piece of horse racing history, this English jockey scale was specially crafted by Leuchars & Son of London. These handsome scales were used at English tracks to determine the jockey’s weight before a big race. This was done to prevent any one jockey from being lighter than the rules regulated since it would give him and his horse the utmost advantage over their competitors. Crafted of mahogany and intricately carved with rosette motifs and twisted legs, this example features a tufted leather seat and a beautifully crafted, built-in brass scale.

The scale retains its original brass weights, each of which represents a certain number of stones, the British unit of weight measurement. The jockey would sit in the seat and the brass weights would be placed in the pan until nearly balanced. To refine the measurement, the slide would be placed within the notches along the main scale arm until perfectly balanced, and the corresponding measurement would provide the jockey's weight.

The scale mechanism is stamped "Leuchars & Son / 38 & 39 Piccadilly London / & Rue de la Paix Paris" 

19th Century

36 1/4" high x 35 1/2" wide x 21 3/4" deep
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Victorian Mahogany Jockey Scale by Leuchars & Son
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Type: Jockey Scales
Style: Victorian
Depth: 21.75 in. (55.25 cm)
Width: 35.5 in. (90.17 cm)
Height: 36.25 in. (92.08 cm)
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