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A Complete Set of Six English Optical Spirit Dispensers

Catalogue: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Culinary: Pre 1900   item# 1073976

A Complete Set of Six English Optical Spirit Dispensers
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THE VANISHING HEAVENS
985-373-7855


$1,650- 

A Complete and Functioning set of Six Brass English Victorian / Edwardian Period optical spirit dispensers of the type used in many British pubs. These were typically attached to a shelf at the back bar to allow viewing of spirits on offer and the dispensing process. Set to dispense 1/5 of a “gill”. The imperial unit of measure used at the time for spirits was the “gill” which was equivalent to 5 imperial ounces or 4.8 US ounces. The legal measure at the time was 1/5 of a gill which was equiva ...click for details

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