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MEASURES

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Measure for Measure by Carl Ricketts

THE CAPACITY OF BRITISH LIQUID MEASURES

Taken from – Marks and Markings of Weights and Measures of The British Isles by Carl Ricketts with John Douglas.

Measuring capacity is not difficult although interpreting the results can be a problem. We should measure all old vessels for the eye alone cannot easily distinguish what measurement may reveal. Differences in proportions can mask both over- and under-capacity, and result in historically interesting items passing unnoticed. Read More

AMERICAN MEASURES

ESPECIALLY AS REGARDS WET VOLUME AND FLUID OUNCES - AS COMPARED WITH BRITISH MEASURES – THERE IS A DIFFERENCE

Most American weights and measures are the same as those in the UK, but there are a few notable exceptions. The one that most people know is the gallon, which means that other liquid measures (pint, fluid ounce etc) are also different. But the ton and the hundredweight are also different, as are the dry measures, such as the bushel. Read More

DOUBLE VOLUTE MEASURES

These came from the collection of Jack Kolaian of New York, and each has his mark and numbered collection label under the base. They are in identical condition, although not a matching set. Read More

BULBOUS MEASURES

TYPES COMMONLY FOUND AND A GUIDE TO DATING THEM from a talk given by R F Michaelis at Peterborough in March 1966

No real research has formerly been done on this well-known type of English pewter measure, but as it appears that there is now a danger of specimens of some of them fast disappearing overseas. Read More

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