Bras standard half bushel volume measure, United States, 1840-1842.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Bras standard half bushel volume measure, United States, 1840-1842.

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Description

This measure for the United States was based on the adopted English Winchester standard for dry goods, which was superseded in Britain by the Imperial Measure in 1826. It is one of a set of measures presented by the US Federal Government to the Standards Department of the British Board of Trade in 1842.
 

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10314049
 

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