Gallon measure

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Used in the burgh of Dunbar

Postcard of Gallon measure.
© National Museums Scotland

Gallon measure

This bronze gallon measure, dated 1826, is part of a set of weights and measures used in the burgh of Dunbar in East Lothian.

The measure is inscribed 'Royal Burgh of Dunbar, County of Haddington, 1826'.

To ensure fair trade, burghs each kept a set of standard weights and measures against which those in commercial use could be checked.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-145-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.VH 114
Date: 1826
Material: Bronze. Inscription: ROYAL BURGH OF DUNBAR / COUNTY OF HADDINGTON / 1826 / Imperial Gallon
Dimensions: 172 mm H x 205 mm D (rim)
What: Measure
Description: Bronze gallon measure, one of a set which belonged to the Royal Burgh of Dunbar, 1826
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