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Standard Winchester Bushel

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A rare county measure, stamped beneath by the maker 'I (J) Savidge Tower Street London', and engraved to the copper bands 'Cambridge In The County of Cambridge' beneath a crown and ''The Standard Winchester Bushel'. The base band engraved with the date 1779, the ash body stamped BB beneath a crown. The wood wormed and rotten at the base. (Now fitted with a round of oak to render the thing in some way serviceable. 

dia:19.5 inches (excluding the iron handles) x 9 inches high.

John Savidge specialized in the manufacture of standard measures and was granted a patent in 1744.


Item Code: 3947

£ 750

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