Pint Measure

Pint Measure

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Description
Lidless bulbous or bellied measure with a beaded, galleried rim and cast circular flared foot; pint size. Slight bead flanked by pairs of incised lines at shoulder. Tapered, S-scroll handle with arched and stepped thumbrest and lower short terminal attached at seam. Front of body stamped incuse "PINT" in incuse sans serif letters. Rim exterior has two verification marks, one crowned "GR" mark for Birmingham ("6) and one possibly for Renfrew County ("17"). Bottom interior with Y-in-triangle and X maker's mark and exterior with maker's name.
Gaskell & Chambers was established circa 1892 in Birmingham, England; manufacturer of metal bar and drink dispensing equipment (pewter, copper, etc.). They likely made these measures using molds originally owned by James Yates (working under his own name, 1860-1891). Although Gaskell & Chambers did not intend to deceive, their measures have been sold as or faked to be by Yates.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1850-1925
ca 1910
place made
United Kingdom: England, Birmingham, Birmingham
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 12.065 cm x 13.97 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0146
catalog number
67.0146
accession number
250853
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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