For sale is a vintage EIGHT CYLINDER BRASS WEIGHTS in a stained WOOD BOX. This apothecary, laboratory, or jewelry scale weight set contains a 200 Kg, two 100 Kg, 50 kg, 20 Kg, two 10 Kg, and a 5 gram brass weight. The box has a hinged top that has a hook to keep the lid closed. The refinished wood box has a great been refinished. The largest scale weight measures about 1 1/2 inches diameter. Each brass weight has a maker’s mark symbol with a “3” and a “5” number on either side of the mark and the number 34″ under the mark. A great set of collectible scale weights.
The scale set is probably from England. British commercial weights have always been regulated by some authority or other, and generally exhibit marks showing when, and by whom, they were tested. The marks on a weight may provide info concerning: (1) the weight; (2) the cipher of the monarch; (3) a mark to indicate the locality where the weight was tested; (4) a date; (5) a maker’s name (more often seen on cast-iron weights than brass ones); or (6) a design registration number, or a trade mark.