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  Nesting 31-Ounce Imperial Standard Weight Set Marking.JPG - NESTED IMPERIAL STANDARD REGISTERED WEIGHT SET - British brass 5-piece registered Imperial Standard 31-oz nested weight set, avoirdupois system, diamond registration dated May 31, 1855, marked VR for Victoria Regina, beehive stacking shape, 2 3/4 in. base dia., 2 1/4 in. high, 1 lb, 8, 4, 2, 1 oz weights  (This British Imperial Standard marked set consists of diamond registered weights.  Between 1842 and 1883, designs registered at the Patent Office Design Registry would bear a registration mark, giving details of the registration.  After 1883, designs were issued with a simple registration number.  As shown in the marking, the registered (Rd) marking occurs inside a diamond.  At the top of the diamond mark, in a circle, is the numeral one (1) signifying the registered object is made of metal.  Immediately below it is the letter E which refers to the registration year, in this case, 1855.  At the left of the diamond is another E which refers to the month (May) and to the right is a 31 which is the day of the month.  This weight was registered with the Design Registry on May 31, 1855.  The 2 at the bottom of the diamond refers to a parcel or bundle number in the registration process. The marking VR refers to Victoria Regina, or reigning queen Victoria.  As an interesting point, the R after Victoria means she is a reigning queen.  If the queen were a non-reigning queen, such as the wife of a reigning king, the R would not be used.  Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India.  The marking on the weights are in the avoirdupois system.  The largest weight is marked with a 1 pound symbol lb with a line through the lb at mid letter.)   
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Nesting 31-Ounce Imperial Standard Weight Set Marking | NESTED IMPERIAL STANDARD REGISTERED WEIGHT SET - British brass 5-piece registered Imperial Standard 31-oz nested weight set, avoirdupois system, diamond registration dated May 31, 1855, marked VR for Victoria Regina, beehive stacking shape, 2 3/4 in. base dia., 2 1/4 in. high, 1 lb, 8, 4, 2, 1 oz weights (This British Imperial Standard marked set consists of diamond registered weights. Between 1842 and 1883, designs registered at the Patent Office Design Registry would bear a registration mark, giving details of the registration. After 1883, designs were issued with a simple registration number. As shown in the marking, the registered (Rd) marking occurs inside a diamond. At the top of the diamond mark, in a circle, is the numeral one (1) signifying the registered object is made of metal. Immediately below it is the letter E which refers to the registration year, in this case, 1855. At the left of the diamond is another E which refers to the month (May) and to the right is a 31 which is the day of the month. This weight was registered with the Design Registry on May 31, 1855. The 2 at the bottom of the diamond refers to a parcel or bundle number in the registration process. The marking VR refers to Victoria Regina, or reigning queen Victoria. As an interesting point, the R after Victoria means she is a reigning queen. If the queen were a non-reigning queen, such as the wife of a reigning king, the R would not be used. Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India. The marking on the weights are in the avoirdupois system. The largest weight is marked with a 1 pound symbol lb with a line through the lb at mid letter.) Download Original Image
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