Weights (8)


The British Weights and Measures Act of 1824 introduced a replacement for the Winchester standards that had been in place since 1588. The new weights were known as Imperial or British Imperial. The eight porcelain Imperial weights in this set range from 1oz. to 7lb.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.322050Catalog Number: 322050Accession Number: 245991

Object Name: Weight SetObject Type: Weights

Measurements: weight 8:;weight 1:;overall: largest weight: 5 in x 5 1/8 in; 12.7 cm x 13.0175 cmoverall: smallest weight: 1 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 2.8575 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e725-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_2446

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