Volumetric Measures

Volumetric Measures

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These two small gourds may hve been used as volume measures in Mexico in around 1900. The "Palmer... Acapulco" inscription refers to Edward Palmer (1831-1911), a nomadic collector of plants and anthropological items, many of which he sent to the Smithsonian.
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Object Name
Volumetric Measures
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
measure 1: 15/16 in x 3 1/4 in; 2.38125 cm x 8.255 cm
measure 2: 3/4 in x 2 7/8 in; 1.905 cm x 7.3025 cm
overall; nestled inside each other: 1 in x 3 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 8.255 cm
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National Museum of American History
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