Stanton were also a most prominent weight-maker, as was common with most other balance-makers,
too. They gained acceptance into the highest levels of precision at the NPL and other
state institutes. For many years after SI was sold to Avery, H M Stanley was still
making weights (albeit of lesser accuracy) in his small workshop.
A weight caroussel, as fitted to some later analytical balance cases (inside on the
r/h side). In connection with partial weight loading with dial knobs this made for
very quick and convenient weighing.
The 56 lb weight set which goes with the 56 lbs bullion balance (see Specials). The
small box inset contains the sub-ounce weights.
A 20 gram weight set with fractional (milligram) weights under the glass cover. Typically
used with a microbalance.
A 50 gram weight set without fractionals, in the "modern" grey finished box. Typically
used with a weight-loaded semi-micro balance.
A 1 gram weight set (down to 1 mg) in an orange-coloured plastic box. Used with microbalances
or assay balances.
An imperial weight set, 1 lb, 2lb, 3 lb and 5 lb in a nice mahogany box with white
Another imperial weight set, 4000 grains down to 1 grain, in a nice mahogany box
with white cloth lining.
A relatively modern metric weight set, 500 grams down to 1 gram, no fractionals.