Although the weigh was designed as a 2 lb weight, it actually weights slightly less at 1.96 lb (possibly due to the dent on the edge - some brass may be missing). The weight has various interesting stamped marks on the top which record the history of the weight. There is a crown with WIV which means the weight was made during William IV's reign, just after the Imperial Standards of weights and measures was introduced in 1826 with the The Weights and Measures Act of 1824.Underneath the King's cypher are the letters'WK' (I have not been able to identify these initials but they probably relate to the place where the weight was actually made - it has been suggested in an article I came across that it may be Wiltshire). Queen Victoria's cypher, with the numbers'263' which relates to the Manor of Callington (Cornwall). This stamp was first used in 1879 and was in use until 1913. Also stamped is a number'1', and the Cornish coat of arms featuring fifteen bezants. This weight would make an ideal paperweight, and would be of interest to collectors of weights and measures. Condition: Numerous dents and dings - and, as mentioned, no longer a full 2 lb in weight. Weight: 892 g (1.96 lb).
Diameter of bottom: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in). Height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in). If you'd like to see more photographs, please let us know.
The item is located in St. Cleer, South East Cornwall (PL14 5DG - 20 miles from Plymouth approx).The item "Antique brass 2lb bell weight William IV made 1830 to 1837 Callington Cornwall" is in sale since Thursday, September 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Metalware\Brass". The seller is "showpiece-antiques" and is located in Liskeard. This item can be shipped worldwide.