A set of 10 standard measures, measuring a half bushel to a quarter gill (the bushel lacking) for the County of Durham, dated 1878 (10)
Lot 132
A set of ten mid-Victorian brass alloy Imperial standard measures, for the County of Durham, dated 1878
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 5,262) inc. premium
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17 Jan 2013 11:00 GMT

Auction 21094
A set of ten mid-Victorian brass alloy Imperial standard measures, for the County of Durham, dated 1878
Lot Details
A set of ten mid-Victorian brass alloy Imperial standard measures, for the County of Durham, dated 1878
All numbered 1624, and with angular bar handles, the Bushel lacking, the remainder to measure an Imperial Half Bushel, Peck, Gallon, Half Gallon, Quart, Pint, Half Pint, Gill, Half Gill and Quarter Gill (the latter numbered 1624 but dated 1879), the earliest verification mark for 1889, Half Bushel diameter 39.5cm

Footnotes

  • These standards were issued to the County of Durham under indenture number 1624 on the 7th May 1878. They were issued to John Thubron, Police Superintendent for the County [see Carl Ricketts, Marks and Markings of Weights and Measures of the British Isles, p. 152].

    The 1825 standard set of measures established by the Weights & Measures Act of 1824 (5 Geo IV c. 74) did not include a Quarter Gill measure, which was not a legal requirement until later in the century. This accounts for the later date of the Quarter Gill measure in this lot.
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