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B424 Troy weight standards, 2 sets in wooden boxes, NSW Government standard, metal/wood/cloth, De Grave and Company, London, England, pre 1883.. Click to enlarge.

Troy weight standards by De Grave and Company

Made
(-1) Set of troy weight standards (incomplete), in polished wooden box with blue velvet lining. 12 weights ranging from 6 lb to 2 dwt. Each weight is globular shaped with narrow neck and flattened knob, and stamped with the 'VR', 'GR' and 'ER' insignia.
(-2) Set of troy weight standards, apparently complete.

Summary

Object No.

B424

Object Statement

Troy weight standards, 2 sets in wooden boxes, NSW Government standard, metal/wood/cloth, De Grave and Company, London, England, pre 1883.

Physical Description

(-1) Set of troy weight standards (incomplete), in polished wooden box with blue velvet lining. 12 weights ranging from 6 lb to 2 dwt. Each weight is globular shaped with narrow neck and flattened knob, and stamped with the 'VR', 'GR' and 'ER' insignia.
(-2) Set of troy weight standards, apparently complete.

Marks

Some weights are stamped '1884 / S W / GOVT OF NEW SOUTH WALES / 1883'. All are stamped with the ciphers VR, ER and GR.

Production

Notes

Weights are stamped 1883 and 1884. Stamped with the ciphers of Victoria, Edward VII and George V. Presumably used until presented in 1917.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of McAlister, J L, 1917

Acquisition Date

19 September 1917

Cite this Object

Harvard

Troy weight standards by De Grave and Company 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 3 December 2021, <https://ma.as/213822>

Wikipedia

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Incomplete

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