Japanese hallmarks

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kangaroo
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Japanese hallmarks

Postby kangaroo » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:02 am

I inherited two 100 Gram scale weights which were used by the Japanese Imperial forces during WW2 to measure out the daily rice allocation to troops.

They are hallmarked with characters as seen in the pictures at the following link.

http://users.tpg.com.au/agnet/info%20page.html

I am unsure if the weights are silver plated brass or silver.

I would appreciate any information regarding the marks.

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Re: Japanese hallmarks

Postby dognose » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:30 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

You will have a far greater chance of getting a response if you embed your images. Very few people will click on such links.

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Re: Japanese hallmarks

Postby kangaroo » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:18 am

I tried to do that but couldn't figure out how?

What's the procedure - please.

Cheers Rob

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Re: Japanese hallmarks

Postby dognose » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:01 am

Hi Rob,

The below should help you:

How to Add Images

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http://www.tinypic.com is recommended.

Remember to use the 'Preview' button before submitting your post

For more information see:

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Re: Japanese hallmarks

Postby AG2012 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:08 am

Hi,
Images embedded. Let`s wait for responses.
Regards

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kangaroo
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Re: Japanese hallmarks

Postby kangaroo » Mon May 01, 2017 6:56 am

Thanks for helping out.

Cheers Rob

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Re: Japanese hallmarks

Postby Yojik » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:53 pm

The kanji in the middle are 東京 (Tokyo). As can be seen, they are written from the right to left, and not the opposite, so the piece is made before WW2.
The top kanji is 正 (masa), means "correct/precise".
Here are some scale weight with similar marks. Hope you can continue your research from here.

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