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Offline BygoneMedway

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Re: Found in a Kent Orchard
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013, 20:23:08 »
A rule  :)

I'm glad you said that. My late father hated it when people called them " Rulers." He always replied " It's a Rule. A ruler is a King or Queen. "
So do I now.  :)

Nice find Joedest.

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Re: Found in a Kent Orchard
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2013, 14:36:08 »
You are almost there. There was a lot of cleaning to do, found it about 1940, was manufactured in 1883 by Dixons & Sons, and is a Powder and Shot measure for loading a shot gun superseded now by Cartridges.

Offline Sentinel S4

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Re: Found in a Kent Orchard
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2013, 11:04:43 »
I am in favour of Grandarog's suggestion, powder or shot gauge?

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Re: Found in a Kent Orchard
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 09:30:51 »
It could be a spirit measure. 1 1/2 fluid ounces was a single measure, perhaps the other side is a double measure.

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Re: Found in a Kent Orchard
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 09:30:00 »
Me thinks it could be a powder gauge for loading shot gun cartridges. However it looks too newish and in good condition, was it like that when you found it. Sorry about the confusion with the pictures. There is the symbol that shows when there is a picture which has not come up above your photo which has caused the confusion.
Here is a modern version.

Offline Joedest

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Re: Found in a Kent Orchard
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 09:10:48 »
Many thanks for your comments, don't understand comments re second picture, I only sent one, could be my upload speed only 0.3.
 the material is brass, oval in shape, with hinged lids and partition in centre. one lid is marked 1 1/2 oz.
Attaching the picture again.


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Re: Found in a Kent Orchard
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 18:41:16 »
Looking at the HTML code, I think there is only one picture - the "missing picture" icon is because the original poster didn't include the attachment address between the IMG tags, but the attachment still displays after the post anyway.

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Re: Found in a Kent Orchard
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 17:04:09 »
I can only see the second picture too.  More information might help to identify the item.

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Re: Found in a Kent Orchard
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 15:49:23 »
Are the flaps at each end hinged and does it have a divider in the centre of tube? Is it Brass?
(I can only view second picture first only shows as a cross.)
Could it be a coin holder.

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Re: Found in a Kent Orchard
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 15:35:28 »
A rule  :)

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Found in a Kent Orchard
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 14:59:41 »

What is this ?


 

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