- Also known as
primary name: Medhurst, George
- individual; scientist/engineer; manufacturer/factory; British; Male
- Life dates
- No.1, Denmark Street, St. Giles's, London
- Mechanical engineer and inventor.
Trade card in Banks Collection (D,2.1575) advertises "Patent Scales, constructed upon a new Principle, and adapted to weigh all Kinds of Goods with superior Convenience, Accuracy, Expedition, and Ease; particularly Corn and Flour, Seeds, Malt, Hops, Hay, Tea, Salt, Iron, Lead, Coals, Candles, Cotton, Wool, and a great variety of other Goods, for which they are constantly used, with the most Approbation. They are so formed as to weigh upon any Elevation required from Three Inches high to Three Feet, are not suspended or incumbered by Cords or Chains, but stand firm and steady upon their Feet. They are very substantial, portable, correct, and occupy very little room; are not liable to be put out of Order, and are ready for Use at all times, in any Situation, without the trouble of fixing, or the smallest Preparation. G. Medhurst, The Inventor, Patentee, and Manufacturer, solicits the Favour of all Persons to see his Invention, particularly those who are interested in the Weight of Goods of any Kind whatever, as from the great Variety he has made, and is continually making, there are very few Instances in which they do not immediately present some unexpected Advantage in the Facility of weighing Goods which cannot otherwise be obtained. He can recommend them with Confidence founded on Experience, and confirmed by the Approbation of above One Thousand Purchases, and assure them that they will prive a very desirable and interesting Accomodation to the Public, of very extensive Utulity, and truly deserving of their Countenance and Distinction..."
Trade card in Banks Collection (D,2.1576) with illustrations of various scales advertises "Patent Scales, his Majesties [sic] Royal Letters Patent Granted to G. Medhurst, Inventor, Patentee, And Manufacturer... The Patent Scales, are capable of weighing with the utmost degree of accuracy, all kind of goods of the greatest value or of the greatest weight, and are constructed of various forms, and dimensions, suitable to weigh articles of every description with much greater convenience, ease, safety, and expedition, than by the Scales in common use. They are therefore recommended to the Public with confidence founded on experience , and confirmed by the approbation of many hundred purchasers, in London, amd many other parts of the Kingdom."