Weights from the Castlereagh Collection for Boston (USA)

Made:
1800-1818 in Boston

Weights from the Castlereagh Collection for Boston (USA). Boxed set of 6 cylindrical brass weights for the Troy and Avoirdupois system in a leather bound lockable case.

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Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1932-200/1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
1 dwt Avoirdupois (pennyweight): 0.002 kg
1 dwt Troy (pennyweight): 0.002 kg
1 oz Avoirdupois: 0.028 kg
1 oz Troy: 0.031 kg
1 lb Troy: 0.374 kg
1 lb Avoirdupois: 0.456 kg
type:
weight
taxonomy:
  • attributes and properties
credit:
Board of Trade (Castlereagh Collection)
status:
Permanent collection

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