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Measures, used in burgh of Dunbar, East Lothian

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Measures, used in burgh of Dunbar, East Lothian

To ensure fair trade, burghs each kept a set of standard weights and measures against which those in commercial use could be checked. These bronze measures are part of the set used from 1826 in the burgh of Dunbar in East Lothian.

The largest measure is a bushel (36.4 litres), followed by a gallon (4.55 litres), a quart (1.136 litres), a pint (.568 litres), a half-pint (.284 litres), and a gill (.142 litres).


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Online ID: 000-190-000-916-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.VH 119
Date: 1826
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Material: Bronze. Inscription: ROYAL BURGH OF DUNBAR / COUNTY OF HADDINGTON / 1826 / Imperial / Bushell / I & R WARNER, LONDON
Bronze. Inscription: ROYAL BURGH OF DUNBAR / COUNTY OF HADDINGTON / 1826 / Imperial / Half Pint
Bronze. Inscription: ROYAL BURGH OF DUNBAR / COUNTY OF HADDINGTON / 1826 / Imperial / Pint
Bronze. Inscription: ROYAL BURGH OF DUNBAR / COUNTY OF HADDINGTON / 1826 / Imperial Gallon
Bronze. Inscription: ROYAL BURGH OF DUNBAR / COUNTY OF HADDINGTON / 1826 / Imperial Gill
Bronze. Inscription: ROYAL BURGH OF DUNBAR / COUNTY OF HADDINGTON / 1826 / Imperial Quart
Dimensions: 110 mm H x 95 mm D (rim)
135 mm H x 120 mm D (rim)
172 mm H x 205 mm D (rim)
228 mm H x 500 mm D (rim)
79 mm H x 59 mm D (rim)
94 mm H x 75 mm D (rim)
What: Measure
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Subject:
Who: I. and R. Warner, London (Maker)
Where: England, London
Event:
Description: Bronze gallon measure, one of a set which belonged to the Royal Burgh of Dunbar, 1826
Bronze quart measure, one of a set which belonged to the Royal Burgh of Dunbar, 1826
Bronze pint measure, one of a set which belonged to the Royal Burgh of Dunbar, 1826
Bronze half-pint measure, one of a set which belonged to the Royal Burgh of Dunbar, 1826
Bronze gill measure, one of a set which belonged to the Royal Burgh of Dunbar, 1826
Bronze bushel measure, one of a set which belonged to the Royal Burgh of Dunbar, 1826
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