metric hexagonal iron weights

Made:
1800-1818 in Nantes

Set of a two metric hexagonal iron weights with rings for the Metric Livre from the Castlereagh Collection for Nantes (France).

On display

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

If you are visiting to see this object, please contact us in advance to make sure that it will be on display.

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1932-226/1
Materials:
complete, iron
Measurements:
12gn: .001 kg
18gn: .001 kg
24gn: .001 kg
1.95 (1 demigros) - (x2) includes button: .002 kg
3.9g (1 gros): .004 kg
7.8g (2 gros): .008 kg
15.6g (4 Gros): .016 kg
31.3g (1 once): .031 kg
62.5g (2 once) - Case: .063 kg
125g (4 once) - Cup Weights (Total): .126 kg
250g (1/2 Livre): .252 kg
500g (Livre) - Hexagonal Weights: .502 kg
2gn:
3gn:
4gn:
5gn:
6gn:
type:
french metric livre weight
credit:
Board of Trade (Castlereagh Collection)
status:
Permanent collection

Cite this page

Rights

We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.


Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero


Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data

Download

Download catalogue entry as json

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.