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Boxed set of standard glass measuring cylinders, Burgh of Dumfries, c1903

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Set of 7 cylinders to measure 60 minims, 2 and 4 fluid drachm, 1, 2, 4 and 10 fluid ounces.  Set is numbered "789".  4 are the original glass containers while 3 are later replacements.  There is series of verification stamps on each one.  Each has its own compartment within a wooden box edged with black velvet.

 

Engraving on box lid:

'BURGH OF DUMFRIES / STANDARD MEASURES / 1903 / DE GRAVE & Co Ltd / LONDON''

Place of Production:
London
Materials/Media:
wood, brass, glass
Dimensions:
(box) height 120mm, width 360mm, depth 245mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2007.3.45
Digital Number:
DMWM013a-e
Creation Date:
c1903
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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