Weights (8)

Weights (8)

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Description
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
Object Name
Weight Set
Object Type
Weights
place made
United Kingdom: England
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
weight 8:;
weight 1:;
overall: largest weight: 5 in x 5 1/8 in; 12.7 cm x 13.0175 cm
overall: smallest weight: 1 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
CH.322050
catalog number
322050
accession number
245991
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National Museum of American History
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