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Postcard of Measure.
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This pewter measure for an Imperial quarter gill dates from around 1826.

The cup-shaped measure has a skirted foot and handle, and no lid. It is stamped with the city of Glasgow verification mark and engraved '1/4 Gill'.

Measures such as these were tested initially by the Dean of Guild of the city to verify that they were correct. Once they had passed the test they were stamped with a verification mark.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-483-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1932.301 A
Date: Around 1826
c. 1826
Material: Pewter. Inscription: Arms of the city of Glasgow; 1/4 Gill
Dimensions: 1.88" H
What: Measure / gill, quarter, Imperia
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Cup-shaped pewter measure for an Imperial quarter gill, lidless type, with skirted foot and handle, stamped with the arms of the city of Glasgow and engraved "1/4 Gill", Glasgow, c. 1826
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