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Offline ChrisH

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HELP! NEED TO I.D 4 PAPERWEIGHTS! (+ PIRELLI PIX)
« on: November 09, 2005, 05:10:55 PM »
Hi

Thanks to KevH & Frank for pointing me to this forum - I bought these 4 paperweights with a load of Strathearn ones & the Pirelli piece (shown below). They were bought as part of a collection of about 15 & described by a respectable auction house as 'mainly Scottish'...

I'd be really grateful if anyone could confirm the identity of these four - they are considerably smaller than the others at only 1.5 inches diameter.

(http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/1884/babyweight032rx.th.jpg)  (http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/6356/babyweight046qc.th.jpg)  (http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/1073/babyweight024zj.th.jpg)  (http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/8015/babyweight010np.th.jpg)

& just for your interest, here's the Pirelli labelled one...

(http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/7893/pirelli018yk.th.jpg)  (http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/5301/pirelli025yj.th.jpg)

Thanks in advance...

ChrisH
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HELP! NEED TO I.D 4 PAPERWEIGHTS! (+ PIRELLI PIX)
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2005, 09:29:09 PM »
Hi Chris,

The four 1.5 inch weights are all Vasart (or perhaps could be early Strathearn after the change of company name). They are of a size that were used on Bar Set pieces, or other utility items such as car gear lever knobs. They are also found as ordinary weights - I have an example with a Vasart label.

The weight with the Pirelli label is also a Vasart piece but just marketed through the Pirelli outlet. I think Frank has mentioned this elsewhere. As yet, we are not sure whether the Pirelli marketing was also used during the early years of Strathearn.
KevinH


 

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