Weights and Measures and Their Marks

Weights and Measures and Their Marks : A Guide to Collecting

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Weights and measures being small antique objects with a background of great interest, have become an ideal and popular subject for the collector. The story of how they came to be used and developed is a long and fascinating one and this book not only tells that story but provides much information for collectors. In addition to their history, the book explains the reasons for the shapes, sizes and materials in which weights and measures are found. It also considers the legal controls exercised over the use of weights and measures and how these add to the interest of collecting. The many illustrations of verification stamps will assist collectors to identify and perhaps date examples in their own collection.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 139.7 x 210 x 6.35mm | 81.65g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0747802262
  • 9780747802266
  • 2,341,618

Table of contents

Weights: how our systems started Sizes and shapesof weights Interesting marks on weights Weights for testing weights Measures: materials and shapes Pitfalls for the collector Verification marks Further reading Places to visit
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About J.T. Graham

The late JT Graham had a considerable collection of old weights and measures and was a senior officer in the weights and measures department of a large local authority. The late Maurice Stevenson, who revised this book for its third edition, was a senior inspector of weights and measures and an enthusiastic collector of old weights and measures.
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