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Boxed set of Apothecaries weights, County of Dumfries, c1880

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Set of 20 small weights to measure up to 10 oz troy.  Each has a compartment within a wooden box lined with brown velvet.  13 are solid weights with peg handles.  1 is a flat sheet and 6 are pieces of wire (under a glass panel).  The tweezers are missing from the set.  Set number "1192".  Verification stamps are present on the 14 largest weights.

 

Engraving on box lid:

'APOTHECARIES WEIGHTS / LOCAL STANDARDS OF / COUNTY OF DUMFRIES / 1880 / DEGRAVE SHORT & Co / LONDON'

Place of Production:
London
Materials/Media:
wood, brass
Dimensions:
(box) height 73mm, width 221mm, depth 135mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2007.3.37
Digital Number:
DMWM003a-e
Creation Date:
c1880
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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