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Set of bell weights, Burgh of Dumfries, 1857

Period:
19th Century
Description:

3 of a set of 4 bell weights, 7lb, 14lb, 28lb, (56lb not pictured), Burgh of Dumfries 1857. Verification stamps are present around the rim below the handle, and on sides of handle.

 

Detail:

handle - 7lb AVOIR
side - 1192 / COUNTY / AND / BURGH OF DUMFRIES / 1857

handle - 14lb AVOIR
side - 1192 / COUNTY / AND / BURGH OF DUMFRIES / 1857

handle - 28lb AVOIR
side - 1192 / COUNTY / AND / BURGH OF DUMFRIES / 1857

handle - 56lb AVOIR
side - 1192 / COUNTY / AND / BURGH OF DUMFRIES / 1857
side - J TYLOR & SONS / WARWICK LANE / LONDON

Place of Production:
Warwick Lane, London
Materials/Media:
Brass
Dimensions:
(7lb) height 165mm, diameter 90mm, (14lb) height 195mm, diameter 120mm, (28lb) height 250mm, diameter 140mm, (56lb) height 310mm, diameter 170mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2007.3.31=34
Digital Number:
DMWM026a-g
Creation Date:
1857
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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