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Weights Collection

Background imageWeights Collection: St Margaret Clitherow

St Margaret Clitherow
Saint MARGARET CLITHEROW (nee Middleton), respectable but Catholic housewife of York convicted of harbouring priests, crushed to death with those weights 24 March 1586

Background imageWeights Collection: Crew of a Scottish purse seiner, Falmouth, Cornwall

Crew of a Scottish purse seiner, Falmouth, Cornwall
The crew of a Scottish purse seiner, at Falmouth, Cornwall. A seine net is usually a long flat net like a fence, with weights on it, which catches the fish by encircling them. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageWeights Collection: Diving Helmet Ca 1870

Diving Helmet Ca 1870
Diving helmet with weights attached

Background imageWeights Collection: The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s

The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s
Arthur Plumhoff The Human Pincushion - The Pain-Proof Man (left) and Captain Ringman Jack, who lifted weights through holes through his breasts

Background imageWeights Collection: Victorian Scrap, strong man with weights

Victorian Scrap, strong man with weights. circa 1880s

Background imageWeights Collection: Caricature of Annette Kellerman - Swimmer and Actress

Caricature of Annette Kellerman - Swimmer and Actress
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (18861975) - Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume

Background imageWeights Collection: Advert for R. Waygood & Co. lift makers 1898 Advert for R. Waygood & Co

Advert for R. Waygood & Co. lift makers 1898 Advert for R. Waygood & Co
Advertisement for R Waygood and Co. Lift Makers (by appointment to H M the Queen) specialising in Electric, hydraulic and Belt Driven lifts for all buildings. Date: 1898

Background imageWeights Collection: Happy Families Playing Cards - Mr Strong the Weight Lifter

Happy Families Playing Cards - Mr Strong the Weight Lifter. circa 1930s

Background imageWeights Collection: Musical Terms Up To Date - Running Down the Scales

Musical Terms Up To Date - Running Down the Scales An altercation between a market barrow boy and a irate smart lady shopper regarding the setting (and accuracy)

Background imageWeights Collection: Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Bar Gold

Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Bar Gold
Engraving of a heavy duty set of weighing scales with central pillars for weighing bars of gold. A bar of gold is on one side of the balances, the weights on the other

Background imageWeights Collection: Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Bar Silver

Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Bar Silver
Engraving of fine weighing scales for bars of silver, with a bar of silver on one side of the scales and the weights on the other

Background imageWeights Collection: Herculine strongwoman

Herculine strongwoman
Herculine, known as the female Samson as she lifted weights by her hair. Hooks can be seen in this photograph attached to her hair

Background imageWeights Collection: Madama Soffritti weightlifter

Madama Soffritti weightlifter
Madama Soffritti pictured with weights and bar bells. Wearing Roman sandals, leather wrist guards, a silk knickerbocker costume, necklace and ear-rings. Date: circa 1905

Background imageWeights Collection: Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach silhouette from Divine Youth series

Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach silhouette from Divine Youth series
Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach silhouette from the Divine Youth series - a weightlifter. Date: 1911

Background imageWeights Collection: German Men at an open air spa

German Men at an open air spa, taking exercise, playing cards and lifting weights. Date: circa 1905

Background imageWeights Collection: Tunisia - a trader in a shops in the medina of Tunis

Tunisia - a trader in a shops in the medina of Tunis
Tunisia - a fantastic photographic portrait of a trader in a shop in the medina of Tunis. Possibly a fruit seller? Date: circa 1908

Background imageWeights Collection: Selection of Player's Cigarette Packets

Selection of Player's Cigarette Packets
A selection of Player's Cigarette Packets Date: 20th century

Background imageWeights Collection: Japan - Bamboo Blind maker

Japan - Bamboo Blind maker
Bamboo Blind maker, Japan. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageWeights Collection: Japan - Fishing Tackle Shop

Japan - Fishing Tackle Shop
Fishing Tackle Shop, Japan. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageWeights Collection: The Saving of St Pauls Dome

The Saving of St Pauls Dome
St Pauls dome was becoming powdery and unstable in 1925 due to the weight of it. Specialist architects and surveyors were bought in to preserve the structure

Background imageWeights Collection: Henry Armstrong and Joe Louis, boxers

Henry Armstrong and Joe Louis, boxers
Henry Armstrong (1912-1988), also known as Henry Jackson Jr, and Joe Louis (1914-1981), also known as Joseph Louis Barrow

Background imageWeights Collection: Eric Boon, boxer

Eric Boon, boxer
Eric Boon (1919-1981) was a British lightweight boxer, also nicknamed Boy Boon and Fen Tiger. At this time he was British Lightweight Champion. Date: 1939

Background imageWeights Collection: Comic postcard, Plump man weighing himself on scales on the beach Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Plump man weighing himself on scales on the beach Date: 20th century

Background imageWeights Collection: Comic postcard, Plump woman weighing herself on scales on the beach Date

Comic postcard, Plump woman weighing herself on scales on the beach Date: 20th century

Background imageWeights Collection: Weighing scales and cherries, London market stall

Weighing scales and cherries, London market stall
Old brass weighing scales and cherries on a market stall in the East End of London. Date: 1957

Background imageWeights Collection: Strongwoman Mademoiselle Arniotis 1893

Strongwoman Mademoiselle Arniotis 1893
Famous French strongwoman Mademoiselle Arniotis. The accompanying article reports on an interview in which Arniotis claims her strength was something she was born with

Background imageWeights Collection: Trial of weights and measures at the exchequer, during the reign of King Henry Vii

Trial of weights and measures at the exchequer, during the reign of King Henry Vii. A clerk burning measures that didn t come to standard to maintain commercial confidence in trade and penalties

Background imageWeights Collection: WEIGHTS & MEASURES TRIAL WEIGHTS & MEASURES TRIAL

WEIGHTS & MEASURES TRIAL WEIGHTS & MEASURES TRIAL
A trial of weights and measures standards at the Exchequer, London. Date: 1497

Background imageWeights Collection: Measuring equipment, kitchen scales

Measuring equipment, kitchen scales, letter balance and other items for weighing Date: circa 1900

Background imageWeights Collection: Market porter, Kashmir

Market porter, Kashmir
A ragged market porter pushes a heavily loaded cart through a street in Srinagar, Kashmir. He really puts his back into it Date: 1986

Background imageWeights Collection: The Empress Hall, Earls Court, 1948 London Olympic Games

The Empress Hall, Earls Court, 1948 London Olympic Games
The Empress Hall at Earls Court was the venue for Olympic wrestling and weight-lifting. Date: 1948

Background imageWeights Collection: Australian Convicts

Australian Convicts
Tasmanian convicts sentenced to hard labour are made to carry a hundredweight of shingles - 50 kilos - for up to 50 kilometres, but this will be abolished by the 1850s

Background imageWeights Collection: Testing teeth, illustration by William Heath Robinson

Testing teeth, illustration by William Heath Robinson
Testing artificial teeth in a modern tooth works, illustration by William Heath Robinson. Credit must appear as: Courtesy of Mrs J. C. Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/Mary Evans Picture Library Date: 1947

Background imageWeights Collection: Ancient Grain Measures and Calvary at Gruyeres, Switzerland

Ancient Grain Measures and Calvary at Gruyeres, Switzerland
Ancient grain measures and the Calvary at Gruyeres, Switzerland. After the opening was closed, grain was poured into the receptacles under the watchful eye of the bailiff to ensure that the merchant

Background imageWeights Collection: Three frogs weightlifting on a German postcard

Three frogs weightlifting on a German postcard
Three frogs weightlifting in the gym on a German postcard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageWeights Collection: Players Navy Cut Snap Game - The Jockey

Players Navy Cut Snap Game - The Jockey - holding a large pack of Players " Weights" - The Original - made from pure Virginia tobacco. Date: 1930

Background imageWeights Collection: Loom weights. 2nd-3rd centuries AD

Loom weights. 2nd-3rd centuries AD
Germanic settlements in Berlin. Objects of Roman origin. Loom weights. Pottery. 2nd-3rd centuries AD. Neues Museum (New Museum). Berlin. Germany

Background imageWeights Collection: Happy Families Playing Cards - Mrs Rolls

Happy Families Playing Cards - Mrs Rolls the Bakers Wife. late 19th century

Background imageWeights Collection: Oatmeal on Scales

Oatmeal on Scales
Oatmeal is a valuable addition to your everyday diet. It may be used in place of a proportion of the flour in most of your favourite recipies, scones, pastry etc. Date: 1940s

Background imageWeights Collection: Man and woman exercising

Man and woman exercising, using weights and pulley rope. Date: 1917

Background imageWeights Collection: Westminster Weights 1892

Westminster Weights 1892
Official weights and measures are maintained at Westminster. Date: 1892

Background imageWeights 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 imageWeights Collection: Water shrew, adult, rests after a meal (as it consumes

Water shrew, adult, rests after a meal (as it consumes a few of its own weights worth of food a day, its rests often but briefly) (Neomys fodiens)

Background imageWeights Collection: Hondarribia, Spain - House in the Marina Neighbourhood

Hondarribia, Spain - House in the Marina Neighbourhood with its many occupants! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWeights Collection: Japan - The Imperial Mint at Osaka - The Assay Furnaces

Japan - The Imperial Mint at Osaka - The Assay Furnaces Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWeights Collection: That 16-inch sensation - Bairnsfather postcard

That 16-inch sensation - Bairnsfather postcard
" That 16-inch sensation" - Bairnsfather postcard. Bairnsfather was badly wounded by a shell burst in April 1915 and during his weeks of convalescence suffered recurring nightmares

Background imageWeights Collection: Morocco - Weaver working at his loom

Morocco - Weaver working at his loom. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageWeights Collection: Emancipated woman shows off her strength

Emancipated woman shows off her strength
The strong emancipated woman shows off her strength; she balances on a barbell with two red Valentines Day hearts for weights while picking up a puppet-like little man by the scruff of the neck



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