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    Posted 4 years ago

    courtenaya…
    (138 items)

    I'm trying to figure out what this is, thinking someone here will know.
    It is 4 1/4" x 2 3/8" x 1", weighs 2lb 14 oz, a magnet sticks to it.
    Any ideas welcome!

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    Comments

    1. Gillian, 4 years ago
      14oz is very close to 3lbs. But you can't put 3lbs 3lbs on something. A weight of some kind I agree. It might be a counter-weight for something? It has a rough bottom (not that kind!) so wasn't used on a polished surface? Maybe a weight from the Royal Mint? I would suggest that the "3" is its' weight. After that, help is needed.
    2. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      That strip on the side reminds me of a strip on a match box.
    3. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love folks!
      Thank-you for your comments Gillian and betweenthelens! This might never be identified, so until then the rough surface on the bottom will make this a great meat tenderizer, lol.
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Not to say it goes all the way back to Confederation -- but Hey, there is an email address here in the link, and maybe they can help you. I wondering if it is from the Mint, or a Bank? Not sure but give this guy a holler and see if he knows. Thanks hope it help;

      http://www.niagarahistorical.museum/media/WeightsandMeasuresInPre-ConfederationCanada.pdf
    5. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 4 years ago
      Thank-you for the link Rose! I'll send off a message, will post here if I find anything out.
    6. Drerwin, 9 months ago
      Have the exact thing but with a 2 on it. Any idea what it is or what it was used for?
    7. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 9 months ago
      Hi Drerwin, nope, I never figured it out. Cool that you have one too, I couldn't find any others
    8. dav2no1 dav2no1, 9 months ago
      Just a guess..maybe a specific calibration weight? The cross hatching could be a way to add a grip surface or possibly it was machined to create the exact weight by removing incremental pieces.

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