Nested Weights (Troy)

Nested Weights (Troy)

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Set of ten brass nested Troy weights with “DE GRAVE & CO. / LONDON” inscribed inside the bottom of the largest one. Charles De Grave began making weights and balances in London around 1767. Following his death in 1793, his widow Mary continued the business; their son later joined the firm. This set came to the Smithsonian in 1910.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Nested Weights (Troy)
Object Type
Weights
maker
DeGrave and Company
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
weight 5:;
weight 6:;
weight 1:;
weight 4:;
weight 2:;
weight 3:;
overall: 2 1/4 in x 3 in; 5.715 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
CH.261314
catalog number
261314
accession number
51116
Credit Line
Transfer from Department of Interior Bureau of Education
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National Museum of American History
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