Gill Measure


Baluster measure with ball-and-bar thumb piece and plain, flat lid; gill size. Body with galleried rim and flared base; one incised line around rim and foot, two pairs around body. Plain strap handle with short terminal; cylindrical strut. No marks.

Date Made: 1720-1820

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: Scotland

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.67.0222Catalog Number: 67.0222Accession Number: 250853

Object Name: measure

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 5/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 2 in; 9.2075 cm x 7.3025 cm x 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_300379

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