138509Re: [Revlist] Measuring strong drink
- Jan 30, 2013Thank you John, would you know of an image of one of these rounded pewter gill measures?
John M. Johnston
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On Jan 30, 2013, at 4:27 AM, "johnrsnider@..." <johnrsnider@...> wrote:
> There were gills, for the issue of grog, and half gills, for bad boys.
> the gill was an eighth of a pint. They were usually pewter, very rounded. The practice of the issue of grog was attributed to Admiral Vernon, under whom Lawrence Washington served, in the 1740s. later he named his Virginia estate "Mount Vernon" in the Admiral's honor.
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> Sgt42RHR@... wrote:
> >To all assembled,
> >I am interested in knowing about the 18th century equivalent of a 21st
> >century jigger--that ubiquitous 1 or 1 1/2 ounce measure for strong spirits.
> >Were they used during our period? What were they called? What were they
> >made of? What did they look like? Do we have images of the 18th century
> >equivalent of a jigger? References to same?
> >I appreciate greatly your help in this matter.
> >John M. Johnston
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