Bushel measure, used by burgh of Dunbar, East Lothian

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made in London

Postcard of Bushel measure, used by burgh of Dunbar, East Lothian.
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Bushel measure, used by burgh of Dunbar, East Lothian

This bronze bushel imperial measure, pictured here on top of its wooden case, was made in London and is part of the official set used from 1826 by the burgh of Dunbar in East Lothian. A bushel is 36.4 litres.

The back of the measure is engraved with the maker's name, 'I & R WARNER, LONDON'.

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: 000-190-004-045-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
Around 1826
Material: Bronze. Inscription: ROYAL BURGH OF DUNBAR / COUNTY OF HADDINGTON / 1826 / Imperial / Bushell / I & R WARNER, LONDON
Dimensions: 228 mm H x 500 mm D (rim)
What: Measure
Who: I. and R. Warner, London (Maker)
Where: England, London
Description: Bronze bushel measure, one of a set which belonged to the Royal Burgh of Dunbar, 1826
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