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Postcard of Measure.
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This pewter measure for a 'mutchkin' (a quarter Scots pint) dates from the late 18th century.

The measure has a plain lid inscribed on top with the initials of the owner, 'S.B.' The shape of the measure is known as a 'Tappit Hen'.

Pewter was commonly used for measures and drinking vessels as it was both fairly cheap and strong enough to stand up to to the rigours of tavern life.

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Online ID: 000-100-002-476-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MET 56
Date: Late 18th century
Material: Pewter. Inscription: On top of lid: S.B.
Dimensions: 170 mm H x 120 mm W x 80 mm D
What: Measure / tappit hen / mutchkin
Subject: Pewter (NMAS Classification)
Who: S. B. (Owner)
Description: Pewter tappit hen mutchkin measure, plain lidded type, with initials of the owner `S.B.' on top of the lid
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