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Author Topic: Why do some Brockwitz fish bowls weigh more than others?  (Read 1798 times)

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Offline Tigerchips

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Why do some Brockwitz fish bowls weigh more than others?
« on: September 19, 2005, 08:18:31 PM »
There are currently two Brockwitz bowls with fish handles on ebay and one weighs 1700g (clear glass) and the other weighs 2200g (pink glass).

PINK
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7351312848&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

CLEAR
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7350700271&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

I have a clear one that weighs 2,100g. :?

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Why do some Brockwitz fish bowls weigh more than others?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2005, 08:37:50 PM »
Ran to get the scales and weigh mine  :shock:

2054g   :?

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Why do some Brockwitz fish bowls weigh more than others?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2005, 08:50:47 PM »
Quite considerable variation in weight is normal for hand pressed ware.  I couldn't put a percentage figure on it, but this difference seems too high.

IF they were made from the same mould set (were they?) then one explanation could be that the pink composition is denser than the colourless one.  Pink is normally fairly complex (at least mine were!) and therefore this is a distinct possibility.

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2005, 09:16:40 PM »
Adam and I had a discussion regarding the weight of Sowerby's Diving Dolphins bowls  - the unusual shapes vary rather a lot in weight.

My pink Brockwitz Fish bowl weighs 2060 grams.

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Why do some Brockwitz fish bowls weigh more than others?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2006, 06:17:00 PM »
Sorry about the long wait in replying to this topic, I forgot all about it.  :oops:

Thanks for the help.  :D

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2006, 08:18:01 PM »
Home scales can vary by 20%
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2006, 10:12:51 PM »
:lol: But I used my bathroom scales, the one with the pink fluffy mat on the top.  :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2006, 10:15:06 PM »
Thhos sort always read 2Kg below or over :P
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