News Update and Meetings
ISASC(E) also holds regular meetings, where talks are given on interesting topics, and scales and weights can be compared, exchanged, and sometimes even bought and sold. The main reason for going is of course to meet friends old and new!


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Previous meetings:

Our 2016 AGM celebrated the 40 years of the Society, and also updated members on the Avery Museum and the Science Museum developments. Further details are in in Fulcrum !

A meeting was held again at the Rural Scales & Weights Museum in 2016.

In July 2015 members and guests attended an informal gathering courtesy of the Rural Scales and Weights Museum - old friends and a wonderful setting.

In early July 2015 another important auction took place at Stroud Auctions. Details of items sold and prices achieved were available electronically from the auction website for a short period - an area of great interest!

On Sunday 14th June 2015 we held a meeting in the depths of the English countryside and heard about some fascinating old items which members have collected, as well as new and interesting lines of research such as the digitisation of the photographic Jenemann archive. After a hearty traditional lunch members adjourned to a nearby house where one of the premier collections in the UK is kept. Many thanks to those organising and hosting the meeting.

Our yearly AGM for 2014 took place in Warwickshire in October and was a very enjoyable occasion. The theme of our display and talks was 'The Healthy Weigh' and covered Person Weighers for adults and babies, as well as weighing precisely for pharmaceutical research. Barry Oliver spoke with authority on both aspects of the subject, and others such as Peter Elliott and John Wintour were able to exhibit beautifully-restored examples of the artefacts themselves. These demonstrated the technology and workmanship of designers and manufacturers from 19th and 20th centuries. They also provided a web of social history illuminating the context in which the machines were used. Read more in Fulcrum !

Following the very successful Informal midweek meeting in July 2013, about 25 members returned to Gloucestershire for a get-together in July 2014. The weather was favourable, and everyone enjoyed the lunch and refereshments provided. Read more in Fulcrum !

Stroud Auction Rooms held a very interesting auction on 9th and 10th July featuring many Local Standards from Gloucestershire County Council and other nearby areas. Online catalogue for more details from http:/stroudauctions.co.uk/catalogue giving details and prices realised of lots sold.

The auction held by Sworders including the Brian Brass Collection in June 2013 was also a great success.

Following that, in October, our AGM and main meeting was held near Warwick. Some fascinating talks, an update on the situation at the Avery Historical Museum and a superb hot carvery lunch made for an enjoyable day!