Wine diagonal, 1797-1826.

Hills, Jennie

Wine diagonal, 1797-1826.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


An excise gauging rod made by Stutchbury, London. These were used by Excise Officers to calculate the capacities of wine casks, and thence the duty payable on the contents.

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