Set of Grain Weights, made for Lord Carysfort's 1758 Committee

Made:
1755-1758 in London
maker:
Joseph Harris

Mahogany box for set of ten grain weights, made by Joseph Harris, London, England, 1755-1758. Joseph Harris made the mahogany box and ten grain weights, for Lord Carysfort's 1758-1759 Select Committee, which he set up “to inquire into the original standards and measures in this kingdom, and to consider the laws relating thereto..”.

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1931-952
Materials:
bronze (copper, tin alloy) and mahogany (wood)
type:
grain weight (standard)
credit:
Board of Trade