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Standard brass bell-shaped weight, England, 1826
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Standard brass bell-shaped weight, England, 1826
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In Britain, weights and measurements became standardised by the appropriately named Weights and Measures Act of 1824. Standardisation was important to ensure consistency in trade throughout the country. The Act came into force in 1826, which is why the brass weight is engraved with the words “Borough of Huntingdon, 1st Day of January 1826”. It is also marked with the name of the local mayor “David Veasey the Younger Esquire”. Huntington was an important market town located in Cambridgeshire, England. The weight weighs 28 lb (12.6 kg) and has its own leather case. maker: Unknown maker Place made: England, United Kingdom
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