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Rare Richardson Patent Victorian Half Gill Measure c1875

Heading : Richardson patent half gill measure 
Date :
c1875
Period :
Victoria 
Origin :
WHB Richardson
Colour :
Clear
Neck :
Tapered, slice cutting. Engraved "1/2 Gill" with a measure line and stamped pewter button
Body :
Printies to base, engraved "Richardsons Patent x770"
Base :
Polished pontil 
Glass Type : Lead.
Size :  12.1cm Height.
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None 
Weight :  272g

The patent application of  William Haden Richardson was made on 31st December 1869, whilst manager of James Couper and Sons in Glasgow, was for the invention of:

"a new method of indicating stamping with the standard mark or otherwise crystal or glass measures for containing spirits, beer and other liquids".

The metal insert was stamped by an inspector of the Board of Trade. It is stamped with a V(crown)R 36, the number identifying the inspector. This is an english measure

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