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Offline petet63

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Apart from the obvious...what ? where ?
« on: November 15, 2012, 04:44:17 PM »
I picked this up because it is unusual. It is 9cm tall and a foot diameter of 3.5cm. It has 250 gr in raised glass. The obvious is its a weight measure but strangely it weighs in at 255g. Is gr grain ? or grammes ? The pieces inside look like something you would see in a shotgun cartridge which is where I get grain from (makes sense in my head) If anyone can help,  if nothing else it would be interesting.
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Re: Apart from the obvious...what ? where ?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 04:46:16 PM »
I'd think it would be for grain - an old measure. Gram is simply g.
Apart from that, I'm clueless.  :)

250 grains would weigh 0.57143 ounces. Maybe it should have cotton wool balls in it!
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Re: Apart from the obvious...what ? where ?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 06:20:13 PM »
I would have thought that it is either an artwork or a gift trade item and the exact weight is not important. Shape is based on old chemistry balance weights. Only real weights I saw like this had lead shot in, which tends to be messy. Yours are probably steel ball bearings, check with a magnet.

If magnetic and for fun you could magnetise the whole lot then shake and get them piled up oddly inside  ;D
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Re: Apart from the obvious...what ? where ?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 07:44:00 PM »
They are not magnetic. I have a magnetic puck shape with steel ball bearings that does just as you said Frank  ;D I use the bearings to clean decanters then back on the stand, no losing my bearings  ;D ;D Weird little bleeders have a soft sound if that makes sense, they dont get bottlenecked when turned upside down like an egg timer but flow very freely. Lead would have been my first guess but as you say it would be very messy, unless they are covered with some kind of coating. I will recheck the weight at mine when I get home. I like the weird pieces like this even if we never find out what it is.
Pete. :-)


 

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