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Background imageWeigh Collection: Locals in the Old Square, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Locals in the Old Square, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Locals in the Old Square, Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands, with the Weigh House behind them. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageWeigh Collection: Illustration by Louis Wain, showing cats as humans being weighed before a horse race

Illustration by Louis Wain, showing cats as humans being weighed before a horse race. Date: 1901

Background imageWeigh Collection: Hiller YH-32 Hornet 55-4963

Hiller YH-32 Hornet 55-4963
United States Army - Hiller YH-32-UH Hornet 55-4963 (msn 7), at an air display on a US Naval Air Station, (note the single-bladed tail-rotor and the hand-held starting engine)

Background imageWeigh Collection: Cartoon, The Census, John Bull on a weighing machine

Cartoon, The Census, John Bull on a weighing machine - Try Your Weight Date: 1891

Background imageWeigh Collection: RMS Titanic - signet ring recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

RMS Titanic - signet ring recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
RMS Titanic - from inventory of items recovered from bodies by cable ship Mackay-Bennett - an 18 carat gold and small old-cut diamond solitaire band/signet ring, slightly tapering (1/4ins)

Background imageWeigh Collection: Mrs Gammon the Grocer's Wife

Mrs Gammon the Grocer's Wife

Background imageWeigh Collection: Ancient Egypt. Judgement of the Dead. Book of the Death. Fu

Ancient Egypt. Judgement of the Dead. Book of the Death. Funerary papyri. 3rd-1st BC. Egyptian Museum. Turin. Italy

Background imageWeigh Collection: Weigh-house Chapel, London

Weigh-house Chapel, London
The old King's Weigh House Chapel, Little Eastcheap, London. In former times it was the usual pratise for merchandise brought to London by foreign merchants to be weighed at the King's beam

Background imageWeigh Collection: Weighing tea chests, China

Weighing tea chests, China. Date: 1888

Background imageWeigh Collection: Weigh-house chapel

Weigh-house chapel
In 1697 the Presbyterian congregation built a meeting house over the Kings Weigh House in Little Eastcheap and from this home the church took its name. Date: 19th century

Background imageWeigh Collection: Gothic Art. France. Paris. Notre Dame. Facade. the archangel

Gothic Art. France. Paris. Notre Dame. Facade. the archangel
Gothic Art. France. Paris. Notre Dame. Sculptures decorating the portal of the Last Judgment. It was built in the 1220s-1230s. Facade

Background imageWeigh Collection: RMS Titanic - nail scissors recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

RMS Titanic - nail scissors recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
RMS Titanic - from inventory of items recovered from bodies by cable ship Mackay-Bennett - silver mounted steel nail scissors with rusted steel blades

Background imageWeigh Collection: Susi - weighing a bone on scales

Susi - weighing a bone on scales. 1950s

Background imageWeigh Collection: Alkmaar, Zijdam with Waag building -The Netherlands

Alkmaar, Zijdam with Waag building -The Netherlands. Image of a bridge over the canal with the Waag building or weighing house in the background. The Waag now houses the cheese museum

Background imageWeigh Collection: Girl Weighs Herself

Girl Weighs Herself
A girl in a towel stands on tiptoe in an attempt to weigh as little as possible on her bathroom weighing scales. Date: 1960s

Background imageWeigh Collection: Gold bricks on display, Lead, South Dakota, USA

Gold bricks on display, Lead, South Dakota, USA
Gold bricks on display at Lead, South Dakota, USA. The large Homestake Gold Mine was discovered in 1876. The gold bricks seen here were worth $125, 000 at the time

Background imageWeigh Collection: Weigh Bridge & West Park, St Helier, Channel Islands

Weigh Bridge & West Park, St Helier, Channel Islands
Weigh Bridge & West Park, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, British Isles. Date: 1920s

Background imageWeigh Collection: Tool to weigh gold dust. Art from Baule (Baoul驅

Tool to weigh gold dust. Art from Baule (Baoul驅
Tool to weigh gold dust. Art from Baule (Baoul驠 ethnic group in Ivory Coast. African art. Metals. Private Collection. Proc: CԔ E-D IVOIRE

Background imageWeigh Collection: Kings Weigh-House

Kings Weigh-House
in Little Eastcheap Date: 1827

Background imageWeigh Collection: Thessaloniki, Greece - Itinerant Meat Seller / Butcher

Thessaloniki, Greece - Itinerant Meat Seller / Butcher
Thessaloniki, Greece - Itinerant Street Meat Seller with scales and young assistant. Weighing out some fowl. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWeigh Collection: German Merchants Weigh

German Merchants Weigh
German merchants weighing barrels on scales

Background imageWeigh Collection: The great white weigh

The great white weigh. Illustration shows a Dutchman holding with his left hand balance scales on which are pelts and a weight; he is supporting the side of the scales with the pelts with his left

Background imageWeigh Collection: A Short Stop at a Weigh Station

A Short Stop at a Weigh Station. The Polite Conductor helping a woman board a railway train Date: 1875

Background imageWeigh Collection: The delivery and weighing of textiles - Iran

The delivery and weighing of textiles - Iran
The delivery and weighing of textiles with scales on a simple three post frame at Qazvin Iran Date: circa 1903

Background imageWeigh Collection: Cornish Shark Catch

Cornish Shark Catch
A fascinated family crowd watch as fishermen weigh the days shark fishing catch at Looe, Cornwall, England. Date: early 1960s

Background imageWeigh Collection: Welsh Potato Sacks

Welsh Potato Sacks
Owing to the mild, wet winters in Rhossili, in the Gower Penninsula, Glamorgan, Wales, this district is noted for its new potatoes. Here the men weigh and sack the potatoes. Date: 1950s

Background imageWeigh Collection: Nurse / New Baby 1930S

Nurse / New Baby 1930S
A nurse writes down the details of a new born baby Date: 1930s

Background imageWeigh Collection: Weighing a Dutch Witch

Weighing a Dutch Witch
A witchcraft trial in Holland - the unfortunate suspect is weighed in a balance, though what that proves isn t clear... What is a witch supposed to weigh ? Date: 17th century

Background imageWeigh Collection: Weighing cotton, India

Weighing cotton, India
Weighing cotton at Bombay for the English Market. A scribe with a parasol look on from above and makes notes

Background imageWeigh Collection: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sarajevo - Market

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sarajevo - Market traders weighing large sacks of grain in the main Sarajevo Market

Background imageWeigh Collection: Weighing Scales in Use

Weighing Scales in Use
A person stands on weighing scales with their loafers placed to the side. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageWeigh Collection: Tea Culture in India

Tea Culture in India: 1. Bridge over the River Ool, on the Road to Kulu. 2. Rolling the leaves by hand. 3. Weighing and packing for the London market. 4

Background imageWeigh Collection: Date Sellers - Marrakesh, Morocco

Date Sellers - Marrakesh, Morocco
A stall selling dates - Marrakesh, Morocco. The trader sits halfway up the immense pile of the dried fruit, which he can weigh on the suspended scales alongside his perch

Background imageWeigh Collection: A hospice for sick children

A hospice for sick children
A group of nurses weigh the sickly children at a French hospice

Background imageWeigh Collection: British Troops examine a German Royal Tiger, France; Second

British Troops examine a German Royal Tiger, France; Second
Photograph showing several British soldiers examining an abandoned German Royal Tiger tank, near Falaise, 1944. This heavy tank was reported to weigh 65 tons

Background imageWeigh Collection: Weighing Anchor

Weighing Anchor
48 French sailors man the capstan to weigh the anchor on a French warship

Background imageWeigh Collection: Married Mothers Clinic

Married Mothers Clinic
A French clinic for married mothers. The mothers breastfeed while a nurse helps to weigh a baby. A toddler is restrained in a play pen

Background imageWeigh Collection: Baby being Weighed

Baby being Weighed
A nurse making a home visit to weigh a newborn baby

Background imageWeigh Collection: Passenger Weigh-In

Passenger Weigh-In
Passengers will be weighed-in at the check-in, and their fares adjusted accordingly

Background imageWeigh Collection: Dutch Weight

Dutch Weight
Satirical comment on the way the Dutch were thought to have cheated the Native Americans by mis-weighing furs

Background imageWeigh Collection: Passengers Weigh In

Passengers Weigh In
At Croydon, passengers are weighed before the flight


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