Weights Types and Purposes
- Weighs can be traced back to the earliest civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia and India.
- The first known weights were seeds, grains and stones.
- The earliest alloy weights were bronze. Later weights were made from brass, iron, copper
and aluminum. Earthenware and glass have also been used to produce weights.
- Weights come in many shapes. Most of the traditional forms fall into three major
categories of geometric, figurative and symbolic.