Boxed set of grain weights, County of Dumfries, c1879

Set of 28 small weights to measure standard grains.  Each has a compartment within a wooden box lined with brown velvet.  16 are solid weights with peg handles and 12 are pieces of wire (under a glass panel).  Tweezers are included in the set.  Set number "1192".  Verification stamps are present on the 16 largest weights.   Engraving on box lid: 'COUNTY OF DUMFRIES / STANDARD DECIMAL GRAINS / AND / STANDARD GRAINS 240 TO 24 / DE GRAVE SHORT & Co / LONDON / 1879'
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De Grave Short and Company
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(box) height 60mm, width 177mm, depth 134mm
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wood, brass
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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