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Acts regarding weights and measures, 1840 - 1870

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 62/13

Scope and Contents

Acts regarding the standards of weights and measures, 1824-1870, printed 1840-1870, including the establishment of the Troy pound as the standard measure, the abolition of local measures such as the Winchester Bushel and the Scots Ell, the appointment of inspectors of weights and measures and the preservation of the restored standards:

An Act for ascertaining and establishing Uniformity of Weights and Measures, 1824.

An Act to prolong the Time of the Commencement of an Act of the last Session of Parliament, for ascertaining and establishing Uniformity of Weights and Measures, and to amend the said Act, 1825.

An Act to amend and render more effectual Two Acts of the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, relating to Weights and Measures, 1834.

An Act to repeal an Act of the Fourth and Fifth Year of His present Majesty relating to Weights and Measures, and to make other Provisions instead thereof, 1835.

An Act for regulating the Weights used in Sales of Bullion, 1853.

An Act for legalizing and preserving the restored Standards of Weights and Measures, 1855.

An Act to amend the Act of the Fifth and Sixth Years of King William the Fourth, Chapter Sixty-three, relating to Weights and Measures, 1859.

An Act for regulating Measures used in Sales of Gas, 1859.

An Act to amend the Law relating to Weights and Measures in Ireland, 1860.

An Act for amending the Municipal Corporations Act, 1861.

An Act to amend 'The Weights and Measures (Ireland) Act, 1860', to abolish local and customary Denominations of Weight, and to regulate the Mode of weighing Articles sold, in Ireland, 1862.

An Act to render permissive the Use of the Metric System of Weights and Measures, 1864.

An Act to allow the charging of the Excise Duty on Malt according to the Weight of the Grain used, 1865.

An Act to amend Acts relating to the Standard Weights and Measures and to the Standard Trial Pieces of the Coin of the Realm, 1866.

An Act to provide for the Inspection of Weights and Measures, and to regulate the Law relating thereto in certain Parts of the Police District of Dublin Metropolis, 1867.

An Act to amend the Act Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Victoria, Chapter Sixty-six, for the safe keeping of Petroleum, 1868.

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the Coinage and Her Majesty's Mint, 1870.

































Dates

  • 1840 - 1870

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Extent

1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

D4

Finding aid date

2007-05-25 12:43:12+00:00

Includes index.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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