Exchequer standard gallon measure of Queen Elizabeth I, 1601

Made:
1601 in England and London
Middle 1931-1017: Bronze Exchequer Standard Winchester Gallon Measure, dated 1601.  One of a series issued to 60 cities Middle 1931-1017: Bronze Exchequer Standard Winchester Gallon Measure, dated 1601.  One of a series issued to 60 cities Middle 1931-1017: Bronze Exchequer Standard Winchester Gallon Measure, dated 1601.  One of a series issued to 60 cities Right 1931-1017: Bronze Exchequer Standard Winchester Gallon Measure, dated 1601.  One of a series issued to 60 cities

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Middle 1931-1017: Bronze Exchequer Standard Winchester Gallon Measure, dated 1601. One of a series issued to 60 cities
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Middle 1931-1017: Bronze Exchequer Standard Winchester Gallon Measure, dated 1601. One of a series issued to 60 cities
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Middle 1931-1017: Bronze Exchequer Standard Winchester Gallon Measure, dated 1601. One of a series issued to 60 cities
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Right 1931-1017: Bronze Exchequer Standard Winchester Gallon Measure, dated 1601. One of a series issued to 60 cities
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Bronze Exchequer Standard Winchester Gallon Measure, dated 1601. One of a series issued to 60 cities in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Gallon measure, dated 1601 made at the command of Elizabeth, I, Queen of England (1533-1603) as a volume standard for England. Copies of these Exchequer standards were issued to boroughs throughout England to encourage and enforce fair trade in commerce. This standard was so successful that it was not superseded until 1824 when new more accurate measures were required by the statute the Imperial Measures Act.

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1931-1017
Materials:
bronze and complete
type:
volume standards
credit:
Board of Trade