Weights , Measures ,Bootle Docks 1886

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Weights , Measures ,Bootle Docks 1886

Postby BOBHAMO » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:35 pm

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Re: Weights , Measures ,Bootle Docks 1886

Postby Bonesy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:59 pm

Nice one Bob

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Re: Weights , Measures ,Bootle Docks 1886

Postby Bill fawcett » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:27 am

Good one Bob
I served my time with W &T Avery and the Weights and Measures office was next door in Great Crosshall St.
Incidentally, that is where I met my wife 57 years ago, she worked in the offices at Avery's.
Thanks for bringing back memories Bob.

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Re: Weights , Measures ,Bootle Docks 1886

Postby BOBHAMO » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:02 am

THanks Keith .Bill :lol: :lol: :lol:
Bill do you think they had the weights in the boxs
and checked in coming shipments to see if they where correct
they are for sale on ebay £149 bit to much for me
pity as they should be saved
mabe southports museum will buy them :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Weights , Measures ,Bootle Docks 1886

Postby Bill fawcett » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:30 pm

Hi Bob
What used to happen was, the weights and measures inspectors carried their own standard set of weights. They used them to check that the scales or weighing machines being used to weigh the cargoes were accurate. Any weights (e.g. 56 lb weights) and scales were checked every 12- 24 months for accuracy, and they all had a lead insert which was stamped with the date they were checked.
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Re: Weights , Measures ,Bootle Docks 1886

Postby Sheelagh Tequila » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:54 pm

Smashing find Bob....thanks for showing.

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