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Burgh Weights and Measures

Kilmarnock Burgh Standard Weight

Description:
Maintaining accurate standards of weights and measures has from earliest times underpinned the pursuit of commercial activity. The earliest burghs set up by the kings of Scotland were empowered to enforce these standards and fair trade. This remains the function of local authorities today .
Materials/Media:
cast iron
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAMC014n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council