Troy Ounce Weights

Commercial weights and scales in use in Lower Canada (Québec) were compared against these standard weights. Set of nested Troy ounce weights used in Québec as secondary standards until about 1872. A checkerboard symbol stamped in the bottom indicates these were verified at the Exchequer in London.

Manufacturer unknown / probably England
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