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Volume Measures

Volume Measures

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Description
Set of eight volume measured made of bell metal and intended for tax purposes. Each is marked “COUNTY OF TIPPERARY” and “738.” The smallest is marked, in addition, “IMPERIAL QUARTER GILL” and “1879.” The next largest is marked, in addition, “HALF GILL.” The next largest is marked, in addition, “GILL.” The next largest is marked, in addition, “HALF PINT.” The next largest is marked, in addition, “IMPERIAL PINT” and “1868.” The next largest is marked, in addition, “QUART.” The next largest is marked, in addition, “HALF GALLON.” The largest, which has two handles, is marked, in addition “GALLON.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Custom Measures Set
Custom Measures Set
Date made
19th century
1800-1900
Measurements
gallon: 6 5/8 in x 11 1/4 in x 8 1/8 in; 16.8275 cm x 28.575 cm x 20.6375 cm
imperial quarter gill: 1 15/16 in x 1 5/8 in; 4.92125 cm x 4.1275 cm
imperial pint: 4 5/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 9.2075 cm
overall; nested: 6 3/4 in x 11 1/8 in x 8 1/8 in; 17.145 cm x 28.2575 cm x 20.6375 cm
ID Number
CH.327567
catalog number
327567
accession number
267874
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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