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Burgh of Ayr Yard Measure

Period:
19th Century
Description:

This yard measure consists of two pieces -the bed & rod and has its own wooden box. 

It's label identifies it as a 'Burgh of Ayr No.6 Imperial yard' whose custodian was Robert Adam, Inspector of Weights & Measures, Town Buildings, Ayr.

Place of Production:
London
Materials/Media:
brass and ivory
Source:
Rozelle House Galleries
Accession number:
3755 SAC
Digital Number:
SAMA001n
Creation Date:
1824
Copyright:
South Ayrshire Council