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For Sale and Available - RARE MUSEUM QUALITY USABLE CONDITION! Clearly Marked Half Pint Rum Cup or Grog Measure - Authentic Mid 20th Century Dated 1956 with Queen Elizabeths Royal Cipher
Clear and Visible Royal Cipher "Crown over ER" above the numeral "6" Signifying Birmingham W&M Office. The Arsenal Mark of "5 over 56" signifying May 1956 production. It is als Bottome Stamped with the Inventory "53173" along with the Mfgr. "PS1956". Rare to Find an Elizabethean Cipher on these Copper Measures. Excellent detail and in RARE usable condition with the inside tinning intact!

All Copper non-machine manufactured/stamped with Riveted Handle, Tinned Inside in Perfect Usable Condition. Arsenal Marks and Government Stamps Are Clear with Inside Tinning in Perfect Condition.

The authenticity shows in the British Government Approved construction and Royal Navy specifications of this 1/2 Pint Rum or Grog Measure is seen by the folded over copper handle "squarishly" dovetailed at the inside seam, three rivets securing the handle to the body of the cup, two top and one bottom. To the best of our knowledge no reproductions of British Royal Navy Rum Cups or Grog Measures were produced using these mid-19th to mid-20th century specifications, and only used machine made cups with round solid handles only secured to the cup body with solder.

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Above photograph Illustrates a Mixing Tub and 8 Rum Cups or Grog Measuring Cups That Make Up a Complete Set.
From Left to Right: 1/2 Gill, 1 Gill, 1 1/2 Gill, 1/2 Pint, 1 Pint, 1 Quart, 1/2 Gallon and 1 Gallon.

A Rum Bosun from each mess would come to collect the grog ration for his mess - each man entitled to 1 and 1/2 gills of grog. A pint measure holds 8 x 1/2 gills, and obviously a 1/2 gill measure is a half gill

If the Rum Bosun's mess contained 6 individuals that were entitled to 'draw the tot', then that is 6 x 1 and 1/2 gills of grog, equalling 9 half gills of grog. The Rum Bosun would then receive a 1 pint measure and 1/2 gill measure which would be dipped into the 'grog tub' and then poured into his "rum fanny" to be brought back and served to his mess mates.

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british royal navy rum cup 1/2 pint arsenal marked
british royal navy rum cup 1/2 pint arsenal marked



british royal navy rum cup 1/2 pint arsenal marked british royal navy rum cup 1/2 pint arsenal marked

british royal navy rum cup 1/2 pint arsenal marked british royal navy rum cup 1/2 pint arsenal marked

This 20th Century British Royal Navy Half Pint Rum Cup is Well Marked in Museum Quality Condition, and in PERFECT Usable Condition, and just the RIGHT size for a hot toddy in front of the fire!!

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Authentic Mid 20th C British Royal Navy Elizabethan Era 1956 1/2 Pint Rum or Grog Cup, #17
For Sale and Available - RARE MUSEUM QUALITY USABLE CONDITION! Clearly Marked Half Pint Rum Cup or Grog Measure - Authentic Mid 20th Century Dated 1956 with Queen Elizabeths Royal Cipher
Clear and Visible Royal Cipher "Crown over ER" above the numeral "6" Signifying Birmingham W&M Office. The Arsenal Mark of "5 over 56" signifying May 1956 production. It is als Bottome Stamped with the Inventory "53173" along with the Mfgr. "PS1956". Rare to Find an Elizabethean Cipher on these Copper Measures. Excellent detail and in RARE usable condition with the inside tinning intact!
 
british royal navy rum cup 1/2 pint 20th century - Queen Elizabeth Royal Cipher
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1/2 Pint Measure, #17
 
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Because of heritage and lineage the US Navy imitated and mirror imaged much of both equipment and traditions as found in the British Royal Navy. As such the American Navy also had "Measures" in blue speckled graniteware but only five, from the largest 1 Gallon to 1 gill unit measure. The US Navy equivalent "Measures" can be found by By Clicking Here - US Navy Measures.

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