"Decilitre" Measure

"Decilitre" Measure

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
19th century
place made
France
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
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
DL.67.0324
catalog number
67.0324
accession number
250853
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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