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Liquid Measure

Liquid Measure

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Description
This is a one-quart tin pitcher. It probably dates from the late nineteenth century. A paper label on the side reads “PURITAN WARE / MADE FROM THE BEST MATERIAL THAT CAN BE SECURED / THE BEST PRACTICAL ARTICLE THAT CAN BE PRODUCED.” Also, “THE CENTRAL STAMPING COMPANY, N.Y.” and “A.A.A. / EXTRA COATED / PLATES / XX.”
This came from Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., and was said to have been used as a liquid measure. Dunbar, America’s first public high school for black students, was established in 1891 as the Preparatory High School for Colored Youth.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Liquid Measure
maker
Central Stamping Company
place made
United States: New York
Measurements
overall: 16 cm x 11 cm x 15 cm; 6 5/16 in x 4 5/16 in x 5 7/8 in
overall: 6 1/4 in x 6 in x 4 3/8 in; 15.875 cm x 15.24 cm x 11.1125 cm
ID Number
CH.326951
catalog number
326951
accession number
264801
Credit Line
Transfer from D.C. Public Schools
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