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Liquid Measures

Liquid Measures

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This is a set of four liquid measures made of tin plated iron. Each is marked on a brass plate on the side, indicating volume. These inscriptions read “½ LITER / J. J.,” “2 DECILITER,” “1 DECILITER H.G.” and “½ DECILITER H.G.” Each also has various letters stamped around the limb.
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Object Name
liquid measures
Date made
19th century
1/2 deciliter: 2 1/8 in x 2 in x 2 7/8 in; 5.3975 cm x 5.08 cm x 7.3025 cm
1 deciliter: 2 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 6.0325 cm x 8.89 cm
2 deciliter: 3 3/4 in x 2 7/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 9.525 cm x 7.3025 cm x 10.795 cm
1/2 liter: 4 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in; 12.065 cm x 9.525 cm x 14.605 cm
overall; smallest: 2 1/4 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 15/16 in; 5.715 cm x 7.3025 cm x 4.92125 cm
overall; largest: 4 7/8 in x 5 9/16 in x 3 3/4 in; 12.3825 cm x 14.12875 cm x 9.525 cm
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National Museum of American History
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