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One-Twenty-Fourth Pint Measure

One-Twenty-Fourth Pint Measure

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Description
Very small, lidless, bulbous or bellied measure with a beaded, galleried rim and cast circular foot; 1/24 pint size. Two pairs of scored lines near midbody. Tapered, S-scroll handle with incurved thumbrest and lower pointed terminal. Rim exterior stamped incuse on front "24". Bottom exterior stamped "[HAR]RY MASON L\[TD] / BIRMINGHAM" in incuse sans serif letters.
Harry Mason's was established circa 1912 in Birmingham, England; manufacturer of metal bar and drink dispensing equipment (pewter, copper, etc.). Business still in operation as Mason's.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
measure, tavern
date made
1820-1870
1912-1930
place made
United Kingdom: England, Birmingham, Birmingham
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 3.81 cm x 6.0325 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0145
catalog number
67.0145
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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