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BANK OF ENGLAND WEIGHTS COLLECTION Page 1

All Of These Weights Have Come From The Bank Of England And Are A Small Part Of The Museum Collection
Bank Of England Weights Group

Bank Of England Bullion Weights

These Brass weights were used by and bought from The Bank of England. They were recently replaced and retired with the switch over to the more accurate, stainless steel weights that need less calibration (and therefore they were all withdrawn from use). The earliest weights date from the 1800s and were calibrated and in use right up to 2007. Among the weights are also the key reference weights which were kept seperate and safe (and used to check the acuracy of the weights in continual use measuring the nations Gold Bullion Reserve).
100 Troy Bullion Weight
100 Troy Weight100 troy weight
200 Troy Weight
200 troy weight
400 Troy Weight400 troy weight
400 troy weight
1896 Bank of England Bullion Weight
in 100 Troy Ounces
1896 Bank of England Bullion Weight in 200 Troy Ounces
1899 Bank of England Bullion Weight
in 400 Troy Ounces
Cast in 1899 the checkerboard mark on this weight
denotes it as a special weight, one that would have been kept secure so that all the other 400 Troy ounce weights in the Bank of England could be periodically checked for accuracy against it.
3 Bank OF England Weights
Callibrated 400 Troy Oz Weight and Box
This is What The 400, 200 and 100 Troy Ounce Weights Look Like In Relation To Each Other
A More Modern Brass 400 Troy Oz Weight Complete With Secure Box.
This weight had been sent away for callibration from the Bank Of England and was returned with the a label stating: Suffolk Trading Standards Laboratory, identification 400 OZ TR, certificate 01388, callibration date: 18th May 2006
     

         
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