George Salter and Co

In 1760 the brothers Richard and William Salter established businesses manufacturing springs and pocket steelyards (spring balances) in a cottage in Bilston. In 1770 the company moved to West Bromwich, where it was one of the leading employers for more than 200 years. 1838 George Salter took out the first of many weighing equipment patents around 1838, which related to various ways of indicating weight on a spring balance that are still used today.