"Decilitre" Measure

"Decilitre" Measure

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Bracket-handled, cylindrical metric measure with molded rim and base, hooked rectangular thumb piece, and flat extension burnt to the rimless domed lid. Both ends of hinge pin flattened. Lid inside with two pairs of raised concentric circles. Stamped on front of body "DECILITRE" in incuse serif letters flanked by illegible shapes; and on front outside of rim, face of handle and top of lid with clasped hands in an oval. Touchmark erased from underside of flat bottom. One of an assembled set of five metric measures, DL*67.0321-.0325.
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Object Name
date made
19th century
place made
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 4 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 in; 11.43 cm x 6.985 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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