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Set of Eleven English Brass County Bushel Measures- Price Upon Request
Set of eleven English brass county bushel measures, dated 1854. These sets of measures were the official town measures that were used and owned by the different counties throughout England and were used to check local mer-chants to protect the towns people from being shortchanged. All eleven of the brass measures are engraved "Bor-ough Warrington" and are dated 1854 with the exception of the smallest which is the "Imperial Quarter Gill" which is stamped 1871. All of the measures have various royal stamps along the top edge as well as a few certification stamps which are dated. The measures appear to be dated about every ten years between 1889 and 1959. All of the measures along the base share the serial number 1128 establishing that they are from the same set. The largest of the set is engraved "De Grave, Short and Fanner" who are the maker. The four largest measures have beautiful side-mounted brass carrying handles. The set includes the following sizes: 1. "Imperial Bushel"; 2. "Imperial Half Bushel"; 3. "Imperial Peck"; 4. "Imperial Gallon"; 5. "Imperial Half Gallon"; 6. "Imperial Quart"; 7. "Imperial Pint"; 8. "Imperi-al Half Pint"; 9. "Imperial Gill"; 10. "Imperial Half Gill"; 11. "Imperial Quarter Gill". Except for the smallest measure each of the measures retain a circular glass with a special hole in the center to insure that the measure was filled when testing. All ten glasses can be stored in the original black painted wood case with drop-down front. Mounted to the top of the case is a brass plaque which is engraved: "Borough of Warrington 8 Gallon to Quarter Gill Strikes." (I-889) Note 1: The town of Warrington is in Cheshire, England and runs along the banks of the Mersey River which is 18 1/2 miles east of Liverpool. Warrington developed into a large town during the Industrial Revolution. Warrington was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1847 under the Municipal Corporation Act of 1835. Note 2: Imperial Standard measures were made legal in 1826. These measures that are signed De Grave, Short and Fanner were a well known manufacturer of various types of official measures. This company were exhibitors at the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851, just three years before this set were manufactured. Condition: Excellent. Dimensions: Diameters of the 11 measures range from 1 inch to 19 3/4 inches and the heights vary proportionally.
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