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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

 

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