Petrol Measures by Gaskell & Chambers, 1920s
Price Code: SOLD
Solihull County Council
A highly decorative and rare complete set of six copper and brass imperial measurement, CHEKPUMP petrol cans, made for Solihull County Council weights and measures department, comprising 5, 4,3,2,1 and 1/2 gallon measures, each with brass carrying handles and marks denoting capacity and serial number. English, circa 1920s.
Unusually, this set also has a full complement of extraordinary quality hardwood packing cases, complete with rope handles, brass plaques, corners and labels engraved Gaskell & Chambers Birmingham.
Height of 5 gallon can: 18 inches (46 cm).
Gaskell & Chambers of Birmingham were established in 1797 and were predominantly bar fitters and beer hand-pump manufacturers as well as pewterers and manufacturers of industrial measures and measuring equipment. These measures were a commission from Solihull County Council for precise petrol measurement.
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