Half Gallon Measure

Half Gallon Measure

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Baluster measure with bud thumb piece; half gallon size. Stepped, triangular extension is burnt to the flat lid, which has a pair of incised lines around edge and center. Body has a galleried rim and flared base; one pair of incised lines around rim and two around body. Slender, strap handle with short terminal; short cylindrical strut pushed into body. Large serif letter "S" stamped incuse sideways on handle outside near top. No other marks.
From a set of six measures, DL*67.0100-.0105, attributed to T. & W. Willshire of Bristol, England, circa 1800, on the basis of the mark on DL*67.0102.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1800
place made
United Kingdom: England, Bristol, City of
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 10 3/4 in x 6 5/8 in x 5 in; 27.305 cm x 16.8275 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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