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iconnumber posted 03-19-2002 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dovin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello. I have seen in the tiny triangle the weight marks by Gorham: T, E, M, and H. Ihave never before seen two triangles with an S in one and a T in the other. Is this by any chance Birks Chantilly? Can somebody explain the two weight marks? Thanks.

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iconnumber posted 03-20-2002 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a question that is still outstanding from a previous post - see link to previous post. By the way, the Silver Salon Search feature is great for seeing if a topic has already been covered. I found this previous post by doing a search against the Gorham forum for the word weight.
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iconnumber posted 03-20-2002 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dovin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for telling me about the search to this forum. I went to that link, but it does not answer the question, only poses more questions. Can anybody answer the question?

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iconnumber posted 03-20-2002 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd like to suggest an experiment.

If Dovin, Richard, Brent and anyone else with a teaspoon could accurately weight (in troy ozs.) a spoon, Then we might be able to extrapolate what the symbols might mean.

(the weight of one teaspoon in troy ozs.) X 12 = Troy oz. per 12 teaspoons

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iconnumber posted 03-22-2002 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for t-man-nc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do not know if there is any relevance to the alphabet, but the letters may have something to do with it:

t = 20
e = 5
m = 13
h = 8
s = 19

Could these refer to dwt (penny weights - all are less than the maximum)... Scott what do you think, am i way off base, your the weights and measures expert (you did write the book ;-) )?

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