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Set of egg poises, County of Dumfries, c1952

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Set of egg poises or sizers, County of Dumfries, graded for size 'a'. Two sets of 8 eggs, an Inspections (E118) set and a verification (E119) set. They are stored in wooden box, with a brown velvet lined lid and a key in the lock. Each silver metal egg is inscribed with its size range and labelled A1 - H1 and AV - HV. They all have a verification stamp of 1952 and two adjustment holes at the tip.

 

Detail on lid: 'COUNTY OF / DUMFRIES & BURGHS / E118 / E119'
Inside: 'INSPECTION / VERIFICATION'

Materials/Media:
wood, aluminium, brass
Dimensions:
(box) height 103mm, width 277mm, depth 275 mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2007.3.44
Digital Number:
DMWM012a-g
Creation Date:
c1952
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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