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Assay office

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  • Assay office — Assay offices are institutions set up to assay (test the purity of) precious metal items, to protect consumers. Upon successful completion of the assay, (i.e. the metallurgical content is found to be equal or better than that claimed by the maker …   Wikipedia

  • assay office — ➔ office * * * assay office UK US noun [C] ► an office where objects made of gold, silver, etc. are given an official mark to show how pure the metal in them is …   Financial and business terms

  • assay office — noun : a government or commercial office and laboratory in which assays are made (as of precious metals) * * * a local testing station for assaying ore, as gold or silver, esp. a government station maintained in connection with the registration… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Assay Office — The U.S. Assay Office, under the Bureau of the Mint, is responsible for the process of assaying gold and silver, required by government, incidental to maintaining the coinage …   Black's law dictionary

  • assay office — a local testing station for assaying ore, as gold or silver, esp. a government station maintained in connection with the registration of mineral claims, purchases of gold, or the like. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • assay office — noun 1》 an establishment for the assaying of ores and metals. 2》 Brit. an institution authorized to award hallmarks to articles made from precious metals …   English new terms dictionary

  • Assay Office (Boise, Idaho) — Infobox nrhp | name =Assay Office nrhp type =nhl caption = location= 210 Main Street, Boise, Idaho lat degrees = 43 lat minutes = 36 lat seconds = 40.98 lat direction = N long degrees = 116 long minutes = 11 long seconds = 45.03 long direction =… …   Wikipedia

  • Assay Office mark — ➡ hallmarks * * * …   Universalium

  • Sheffield Assay Office — The Sheffield Assay Office is one of the four remaining Assay Offices in the UK. Overview In 1773, Sheffield s silversmiths joined with those of Birmingham to petition Parliament for the establishment of Assay Offices in their respective cities.… …   Wikipedia

  • Birmingham Assay Office — ] The hallmark of the Birmingham Assay Office is the Anchor, and that of the Sheffield Assay Office was the Crown. A story about the origins of this hallmark go that meetings prior to the inauguration of both Birmingham and Sheffield Assay… …   Wikipedia

  • Dublin Assay Office — The Dublin Assay Office was established in 1637 to supervise the assaying of all gold and silver throughout the whole kingdom of Ireland. Originally, hallmarks consisted of the goldsmiths proper mark which was the maker s mark originally used to… …   Wikipedia

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