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Boxed set of weights half dr to 8oz, County of Dumfries, c1909

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Set of 9 flat weights to measure from 1/2 drachm to 8 oz. Each has its own compartment within a wooden box lined with dark blue velvet. The smallest has a clip to hold it in place. Set number "789". Verification stamps are present on the upper and lower surfaces of most of the weights. The typed paper label on the lid is dated 9/10/81.

 

Engraving reads:

'8 OZ / COUNTY OF DUMFRIES / DE GRAVE SHORT & Co Ltd / LONDON / 789'

Place of Production:
London
Materials/Media:
wood, brass
Dimensions:
(box) height 31mm, width 165mm, depth 88mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2007.3.41
Digital Number:
DMWM006a-e
Creation Date:
c1909
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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