Royal Navy Imperial measures

 

Royal Navy Imperial measures
Royal Navy Imperial measures Royal Navy Imperial measures Royal Navy Imperial measures


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A set of five Royal Naval Imperial Measures, 19th century. These measures are those used by every City, Town or Borough Council up until the  early part of last century. They are each marked with their volume from one Gallon down, the word Admiralty, a war dept arrow and the makers Vandome and son. There are also some Customs test/area marks along side GR and VR. The firm Vandome dates back to 1660 as makers of Weights and Measures. These being Admiralty would have been used in the rum ration for checking the standard measures used in every ship and shore base at home and abroad. I imagine rather like the Council sets there would not have been many sets per area, one or two for every home port and likewise abroad. They are certainly very rare and are only the second set I've had in 20 years. I never saw a set in the previous 20 odd years whilst in the RN.



Item Code: 0001

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