There was a weighing machine beside the canal for weighing salt in
the vicinity of the saltworks at Droitwich. I don't know the original
date but it could be in the 1880's and perhaps even as early as 1776 when
the Brindley canal was built. Sorry I havn't done any work on this, but
there is a museum for weighing machines at Stourbridge and they could
perhaps help. Have always wanted to go there but have never made it.
On 1/14/04 11:16 AM Rose, Edwin writes:
>Does anyone know the earliest reference to/use of a weighbridge (as in,
>for weighing carts/lorries) and the oldest one surviving?
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