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London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road King's Cross
London N1 9RT
United Kingdom

T: 020 7713 0836 
W: London Canal Museum web page

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Weighing Machine

This type of weighing machine was once very common. It has a simple design with a platform on which a sack of coal, grain, sugar or other commodity can be placed. On the opposite side are three places for labelled weights. The user can then continue to add weights to the left side until the scales balance. Once the weight is even on both sides, the user can delineate the weight of the object.

This machine is marked "to weigh 3 cwt" and the frame is painted red.

Did you know?
The abbreviation "cwt" is short for "hundredweight". One hundredweight is about 51 kilograms.
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This is a balanced weighing machine. Weights are placed on one side to balance a sack on the other. When the scales are level, we know the weight of the sack.
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Cargo and Handling, Ground Floor, London Canal Museum
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