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probably made in Edinburgh

Postcard of Measure.
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This pewter measure for an Imperial half-gill dates was made around 1825, probably in Edinburgh.

The baluster measure has an embryo shell thumb-piece and excise marks for Edinburgh. It is stamped 'R.W.D.G.' for Robert Wright, Dean of Guild. There is no maker's mark.

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: 000-100-103-515-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MET 88
Date: 1825
Around 1825
Material: Pewter. Inscription: Excise mark of Edinburgh, George IV and R.W.D.G. (1825)
Dimensions: 2.70" H x 5.35" average D x 2.45" deep
What: Measure / gill, half, Imperial
Subject: Pewter (NMAS Classification)
Who: Robert Wright, Dean of Guild
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Pewter baluster measure with embryo shell thumb-piece for an Imperial half gill, no maker's marks, with excise mark of Edinburgh, George IV and R.W.D.G., for Robert Wright, Dean of Guild, 1825
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