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Brass stick measure, County of Dumfries

Description:

Long rectangular ruler, one side is marked to measure depth, the other to measure diameter.  Instructions for volume calculations are engraved on the shorter sides.  There are no verification stamps on this measure.  It is stamped set number "1192".

 

Engraving on sides:

'Measure the Diameter with the Scale marked "Diameter" and take the Reading. Measure the Depth with the Scale marked "Depth" and take the Reading. Add the two Readings'

 

'The Sun will be 10 for 1/2 Gill, 20 for Gill, 30 for 1/2 Pt, 40 for Pt, 50 for Qt, 60 for 1/2 Gallon, 70 for Gallon, 80 for Peck, 90 for 1/2 Bushel, 100 for Bushel' 

Materials/Media:
brass
Dimensions:
height 6mm, length 516mm, depth 15mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2007.3.39
Digital Number:
DMWM009a-e
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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