Wine diagonal, 1797-1826.

Made:
1797-1826 in London
Wine diagonal by Stutchbury. Wine diagonal, a type of gauging rod, by J.Stutchbury, 1797-1826. These were used by Wine diagonal by Stutchbury. Wine diagonal, a type of gauging rod, by J.Stutchbury, 1797-1826. These were used by Wine diagonal by Stutchbury. Wine diagonal, a type of gauging rod, by J.Stutchbury, 1797-1826. These were used by

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Wine diagonal by Stutchbury. Wine diagonal, a type of gauging rod, by J.Stutchbury, 1797-1826. These were used by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wine diagonal by Stutchbury. Wine diagonal, a type of gauging rod, by J.Stutchbury, 1797-1826. These were used by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wine diagonal by Stutchbury. Wine diagonal, a type of gauging rod, by J.Stutchbury, 1797-1826. These were used by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wine diagonal by Stutchbury

Wine diagonal, a type of gauging rod, by J.Stutchbury, 1797-1826. These were used by Excise Officers together with slide rules to calculate the volume of wine in wine casks, and thence the duty payable. Until 1826 the volume of a wine gallon was different to that of an ale gallon.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1972-257
Materials:
box (wood) and brass (copper, zinc alloy)
Measurements:
overall (open): 10 mm x 310 mm x 77 mm, 0.074 kg
type:
gauging rods (excise)
credit:
Mr Peter Delehar