Victorian Scottish Half Gill Whisky Measure c1865
Heading : Victorian half gill measure
Period : Victoria - c1865
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Annular collar, slice cutting to body.
Pontil : Polished
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 13 cm height, 4 cm diameter bowl, 5.2 cm diameter foot
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks - some residue i base
Restoration : None
Weight: 298 grams
The half gill was a standard measure in both Ireland and Scotland for whiskey an whisky, but not in England. Bizarrely in England this was a standard measure for the more potent rum. This pre-dates the Weights and Measures Act of 1878 and the Richardson patent of 1875.
This will prevent the highly variable "home measure" from consuming the entire Christmas ration before lunch
- Product Code: 20112047
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