Haystack Measure

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1740-1820

GUSN

GUSN-3161

Description

Pewter gill (1/2 pt.) measure of small baluster shape and straight collar with run-to-shoulder handle terminating in ball, incised band to body, stamped marks on rim, including "GILL" and measure numbering.

Details

Descriptive Terms

measuring cups
stamping (marking)
casting (process)
incising
pewter (tin alloy)
tin alloy
Pewter
Stamped
Cast
Incised
Measure, Liquid

Inscription

The rim is impressed with the hallmarks, ""GILL""; assorted numbering marks (ex. No. 586); There is a paper label on the bottom underside on which is handwritten: ""1740 to 1820/Belfast/7/6."" (Belfast is indistinct- as are the hallmarks)

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Weights & Measure T&E

Dimensions

3 1/2 x 3 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1342