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Set of liquid measures, Royal Oak, Brewery Street, Dumfries

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Set of liquid measures, Royal Oak, Brewery Street, Dumfries, comprising 6 copper jugs and 1 filter funnel. Verification stamps are present on all the measures. Pint, half pint and 1 gill date from 1879 - 1901. They each bear a Queen Victoria verification stamp for Dumfries County, along with a Glasgow stamp - a tree motif with bird set in an oval. The others date from the first half of the 20th century, c1910 - 1952. Each bear a George V / VI verification stamp, along with numbers for Lanark County, Cumberland and Westmoreland. The largest measure is a pint and the smallest is a quarter gill.

 

pint - height 120mm, diameter 74mm
detail - [crown motif] VR/122 / [crown motif] VR/122 / [tree motif x 2] / 1 PINT

Half pint - height 145mm, diameter 86mm
detail - [crown motif] VR/122 / [crown motif] VR/122 / [tree motif] / 1/2 PINT

1 Gill - height 95mm, diameter 58mm
detail - [crown motif] VR/122 / [crown motif] VR/122 / [tree motif] / 1 GILL

 

1 Gill - height 90mm, diameter 56mm
[crown motif] GR/6 / K/25 / 48 / 49 / 50 / GILL

1/2 Gill - height 72mm, diameter 47mm
[crown motif] GR/6 / C/26 / 48 / 49 / 50 / 1/2 GILL

1/4 Gill - height 60mm, diameter 39mm
[crown motif] GR/6 / C/26 / 48 / 49 / 50 / 1/4 GILL

 

funnel - height 125mm, diameter 87mm

Materials/Media:
copper
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2000.54.2=4
Digital Number:
DMWM039n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council