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One-Eighth Gill Measure

One-Eighth Gill Measure

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Description
Thistle measure; one-eighth gill size. Plain bands around rim and base. Spurred D- or ear-shaped handle with short lower terminal; cylindrical struts. Front of body stamped "1/8 GILL" in incuse serif letters. Rim exterior stamped with verification mark for Glasgow to left of handle, and with "223" to left and right of handle in two font sizes. Solder on bottom. From a set of five thistle measures, DL*67.0213-.0218.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
ca 1800
ca 1800-1850
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Glasgow City
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 2 in x 1 1/8 in; 5.08 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0218
catalog number
67.0218
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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