Weighing

**Publications in refereed journals**

Coin-weights in England -- up to 1588. *British Numismatic
J*. 60 (1990) 65-79.

Review Article: British Coin-Weights (P. and B. Withers). *British
Numismatic Journal* 63 (1993) 160-162; also shortened versions in *Equilibrium*
(1994) 1793-96, and *Numismatic Circular* 102 (1994) 59.

Coin-weights made by the Founders. *British Numismatic
Journal* 71 (2001) 111-118.

A Tale Untangled: measuring the fineness of yarn. *Textile
History* 35(1) (2004) 120-129.

Provincial coin-weights in the eighteenth century. *British Numismatic Journal*
74 (2004) 102-120.

Review Article: Weights and Measures in Scotland (R.D. Connor and A.D.C. Simpson).
*British Numismatic Journal* 75 (2005) 206-207.

Knowles' Patent Yarn Balance (with J.Hutchinson). *Textile History* 40(1) (2009) 97-102.
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Applicable Mathematics in the 18th Century: An Example from the Textile Trade.
*Mathematics Today* 47(2) 2011 96-100. PDF.

Checking the current coins 1344-1422.
*British Numismatic Journal* 81 (2011) 119-143.

Weight, coinage, and the nation 973-1200.
*British Numismatic Journal* 83 (2013) 75-100.

Mathematics at the Mint: a seventeenth century saga.
*British Numismatic Journal* to appear

**The 'English Weights' series**

This is a set of six books, first published between 1992 and 2000. They are available from Galata. (Some of them are now (2016) out of print, but they turn up on eBay fairly regularly).

*English Weights: an illustrated survey*. 80pp. 1992,
reprinted 1993,1995,1999.

*Apothecaries Weights: an outline catalogue*. 36pp. 1994

*Bullion Weights: an outline catalogue*. 64pp. 1995.

*Local Verification Marks on Weights: the administrative
background.* 76pp, 1996.

*Antique Weights: the nineteenth century*. 84pp, 1998.

*Lead Weights: the David Rogers Collection. *(with P.
Withers).* *72pp. 2000.

**Other publications on numismatics and metrology**

English Coin-Weights [a series of nine articles]. *Equilibrium*
(1986) 879-884, 913-919, 951-954; (1987) 984-988, 1010-1016, 1040-1046,
1060-1066; (1988) 1079-1086, 1125-1132.

Weights of Henry VII and VIII. *Numismatic Circular* 97
(1989) 81-82.

Review: Pondera Medicinalia (D. Vangroenweghe). *Equilibrium*
(1989) 1297-1298.

An unusual 1640s coin scale (with D. Vangroenweghe). *Equilibrium*
(1992) 1548-1552.

Review: Weight Stamping by the Founders Company (M.
Stevenson). *Equilibrium* (1992) 1563-1565.

An Anglo-Saxon imitation of a Byzantine weight? *Numismatic
Circular* 100 (1992) 227.

An excellent weight (with P. and B. Withers). *Numismatic
Circular* 103 (1995) 5-6.

Local verification marks: the administrative background [a
series of five articles]. *Equilibrium*, 1995-96, pp. 1891-1896, 1924-1930,
1955-1961, 1977-1983, 2031-2037.

Review: Byzantine Weights (S. Bendall). *Numismatic
Circular* 104 (1996) 442.

Review: Marks and Marking of Weights and Measures of the
British Isles (C. Ricketts). *Equilibrium *1996, 2105-2106.

*Catalogue of Local Verification Marks on English Weights*,
ISASC Members Edition, 64pp, 1996.

Review: US Coin Scales and Counterfeit Coin Detectors (E.P.
Newman and A.G. Mallis). *Equilibrium *1999, 2411-2412.

The Irish Apothecary Standard. *Equilibrium* (2009) 3437-3438.

Thomas Parker's Inch Weights. *Equilibrium* (2009) 3506-3507. An earlier
version is available at the Wolverhampton Local History site.

The Assay Ton. *Equilibrium* (2009) 3532-3535.

Edward Whitfield and His Relations. *Equilibrium* (2010) 3553-3556.

Weights and Scales in Bradford - 1. *Equilibrium* (2010) 3603-3607.

Weights and Scales in Bradford - 2. *Equilibrium* (2010) 3638-3643.

Note on the Stocktaking Procedure. *Equilibrium* (2011) 3690-3691.

Gross Misrepresentation (with R. Myers). *Equilibrium* (2011) 3761-3762.

Weighing at the Banks 1: The Coming of the Gold Standard. *Equilibrium* (2011) 3724-3727.

Weighing at the Banks 2: The Golden Age of the Sovereign. *Equilibrium* (2011) 3754-3757.

Weighing at the Banks 3: Silver Coins. *Equilibrium* (2012) 3783-3786.

Weighing at the Banks 4: The 1950s and 1960s. *Equilibrium* (2012) 3809-3813.

Weighing at the Banks 5: Decimalisation. *Equilibrium* (2012) 3841-3844.

Weighing at the Banks 6: Towards the new millennium. *Equilibrium* (2012) 3865-3867.

Collecting ephemera related to personal weighing machines - 1 *Equilibrium* (2015) 4126-4231.

Collecting ephemera related to personal weighing machines - 2 *Equilibrium* (2015) 4149-4152.
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The Myers collection of local verification marks *Equilibrium* (2015)4202-4205.
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**Ongoing projects**

I am working on several projects that I plan to make available via this site.

A Geographical Directory of Weights and Measures Inspectors and their marks from 1826 onwards, together with the tradesmen who made, sold, and adjusted scales and weights. This is being made available gradually, starting with some of the smaller counties. Currently, the only material available here is a brief Introduction, and the counties of:

More counties will follow - please email me for further details of the work in progress.

Other projects:

A survey of Iron Weights and their makers.

A survey of Bankers' Weights, a field that was covered in outline only in my Bullion Weights book. A summary of this work has now appearing in EQM - see the publications listed above.

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