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Half Gill Measure

Half Gill Measure

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Description
Plain, lidless baluster measure with a galleried rim and flared base; half gill size. Tapered, D- or ear-shaped, tinplate strap handle with folded edges soldered at rim and body. Rim exterior stamped incuse "A C(?)" to left of handle. Bottom exterior scratched with the serif letters "CVN". No maker's marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
measure, half gill
date made
1750-1850
place made
United States
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
pewter (body material)
iron, tinned sheet (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 6.0325 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0085
catalog number
67.0085
accession number
250853
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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