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Set of bell weights, Burgh of Sanquhar, 1835

Period:
19th Century
Description:

6 of a set of 7 bell weights, 1lb, 2lb, 4lb 7lb, 14lb, 28lb, (56lb not pictured), Burgh of Sanquhar, 1835.  Verification stamps are present around the rim below the handle, and on the sides of the handle.

 

1lb avoirdupois                                         
height 85mm, diameter 47mm                              
engraving - handle (top) - lb AVOIR, side (base) - SANQUHAR DUMFRIES-SHIRE / 1835, side (centre) - 789

 

2lb avoirdupois                                         
height 110mm, diameter 62mm                              
engraving - handle (top) - 2lb AVOIR, side (base) - SANQUHAR DUMFRIES-SHIRE / 1835, side (centre) - 789

 

4lb avoirdupois                                         
height 140mm, diameter 75mm                              
engraving - handle (top) - 4lb AVOIR, side (base) - SANQUHAR DUMFRIES-SHIRE / 1835, side (centre) - 789

 

7lb avoirdupois                                         
height 165mm, diameter 90mm                              
engraving - handle (top) - 7lb AVOIR, handle (side) - I & R WARNER LONDON, side (base) - SANQUHAR DUMFRIES-SHIRE / 1835

 

14lb avoirdupois                                         
height 195mm, diameter 120mm                              
engraving - handle (top) - 14lb AVOIR, handle (side) - I & R WARNER LONDON, side (base) - SANQUHAR DUMFRIES-SHIRE / 1835

 

28lb avoirdupois                                         
height 240mm, diameter 155mm                              
engraving - handle (top) - 28lb AVOIR, handle (side) - I & R WARNER LONDON, side (base) - SANQUHAR DUMFRIES-SHIRE / 1835

 

56lb avoirdupois                                         
height 320mm, diameter 195mm                              
engraving - handle (top) - 56lb AVOIR, handle (side) - I & R WARNER LONDON, side (base) - SANQUHAR DUMFRIES-SHIRE / 1835

Place of Production:
London
Materials/Media:
brass
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Accession number:
SQRTM:2007.1.6=12
Digital Number:
SQWM002a-h
Creation Date:
1835
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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