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There are lots of sites on the web about this subject - some better than
others! The following are some that I've found useful:
- A legal opinion of the flawed attempt to impose metrication upon the English
- The British Weights and Measures Association - a good site to find examples of metrication madness.
Coins and weights (and indeed coin-weights!) may be had from many dealers, such as:
If you are interested in the history of scales and weights, consider joining the International Society of Antique Scale Collectors:
- The North American site, www.isasc.org
- The European (i.e. the rest of the world) site, www.isasce.com
My collaborator on the names on weights page, Norman Biggs, has a home-page at http://www.maths.lse.ac.uk/Personal/norman/ and details of his excellent books on collecting weights can be found at http://www.maths.lse.ac.uk/Personal/norman/Weighing.htm
Other links you may find interesting: