1) A beam of wood or iron used with a pair of scales and weights, a regional term.

1410 cum le weghbalk, York

1485 j weybalke cum skales et ponderibus de plumbo, Ripon

1493 j weybalk of iren with the skales that langes therto, York

1543 a webayke with schalls and vij leyd weyghts, Ripley

1614 with a weay balke with scales, Pudsey

1676 j paire of weigh scales with a balke 2s, Brayton

c.1742 weigh balk, Holmfirth.

dates 1410 1485 1493 1543 1614 1676

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