Cask Measuring and Gauging Tools

Cask measuring and gauging tools by various makers, see also the Dring & Fage section.

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2 Fold 20″ Dip Rod for Bottles by Cock, Maker, London, C.1830 Inventory No.0091AG
2 Fold 24" Dip Rod
2 Fold 24″ Dip Rod scale marked to 20 gallons, Cock, Maker, London, C.1830. Inventory No.0227RF
2 Fold 24" Dip rod
2 Fold 24″ Dip rod for bulge stone bottles and straight stone bottles. Inventory No.0243RF
12" two fold dip rod up to 4 gallons lying.
12″ two fold dip rod up to 4 gallons lying. Inventory No.0399AG
24" two fold dip rod for cylinder and bulge stone bottles to 6 gallons.
24″ two fold dip rod for cylinder and bulge stone bottles to 6 gallons. Inventory No.0400AG

 

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24″ four fold dip rod by W.R.Loftus Ltd, London, W. Scales for pin, firkin, kilderkin & barrel lying & standing. Inventory No.0086AG
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24″ four fold dip rod by W.R.Loftus Ltd, London, W. Scales for pin, firkin, kilderkin & barrel lying & standing. Inventory No.0086AG
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24″ four fold dip rod for straight and bulge stone bottles by I.Aston, Maker, 25 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, !811-1870. Inventory No.0087AG
24" Gauger's slide rule
24″ Gauger’s slide rule by Edward Roberts, Dove Court, Old Jewry, London, 1759-1795. Inventory No.0218AG
24" Gauger's slide rule
Detail of maker’s name, 24″ Gauger’s slide rule by Edward Roberts, Dove Court, Old Jewry, London, 1759-1795. Inventory No.0218AG
12" four slide gauger's rule.
12″ four slide gauger’s rule. Inventory No.0276AG
12" four slide gauger's rule
12″ four slide gauger’s rule. Reverse side of above rule. Inventory No.0276AG

 

 

12" Gauger's slide rule
12″ Gauger’s slide rule for use with a Sikes hydrometer. Marked ‘Bate Poultry London Hydrometer Maker for the Revenue of the United Kingdom’ (1807-42) Inventory No.0244RF
12" Gauger's slide rule
12″ Gauger’s slide rule for use with a Sikes hydrometer. Marked ‘Bate Poultry London Hydrometer Maker for the Revenue of the United Kingdom’ (1807-42) Reverse side of rule. Inventory No.0244RF
12" Gauger's slide rule
12″ Gauger’s slide rule for use with a Sikes hydrometer. Marked’ J.Hicks London’ (1862-1926)Inventory No.0245RF
W.R.Loftus Sikes Hydrometer
W.R.Loftus Sikes Hydrometer for ascertaining the strength of spirits and also the weight per gallon. Used in conjunction with the book of tables. Inventory No.0254CM

 

Customs & Excise dip rod
Customs & Excise dip rod for measuring the evaporation of spirits after a number of years. Scales for American barrels, hogsheads, butts and 12 inches. Made by Bentley & Taylor, London. Inventory No.0226RF
60" 6 fold dip rod
60″ 6 fold dip rod for pins, firkins, kilderkins, barrels, hogsheads, butts and puncheons, standing or lying. W.R.Loftus Ltd, Maker, London. Inventory No.0230RF
60" 6 fold dip rod
60″ 6 fold dip rod for pins, firkins, kilderkins, barrels, hogsheads, butts and puncheons, standing or lying. Farrow & Jackson Ltd., London. Inventory No.0231RF
36" dip rod
36″ dip rod for pins, firkins, kilderkins, barrels & hogsheads, standing or lying. Dated 11-11-1909. J.Long Maker 43 Eastcheap, London. Inventory No.0232RF

 

48" beer dip rod
48″ beer dip rod for pins, firkins, kilderkins, barrels, hogsheads, butts & puncheons, standing or lying. J.Rabone & Sons, Birmingham Beer Dip Rod No.1555 Inventory No.0233RF
24" dip rod
24″ dip rod for cylinder bottles and bouge bottles. J.Long Maker 43 Eastcheap, London. Inventory No.0234RF
24" dip ro
24″ dip rod for pins, firkins, kilderkins standing or lying, barrel lying. Loftus Maker 146 Oxford Street, London. Inventory No.0239RF

 

48" dip rod
Early 48″ dip rod for firkins, kilderkins, barrels, half hogsheads, hogsheads, ankers & puncheons, also marked wine diagonall & beer diagonall (sic) Inventory No.0240RF
48" dip rod
Early 48″ dip rod for firkins, kilderkins, barrels, half hogsheads, hogsheads, ankers & puncheons, also marked wine diagonall & beer diagonall (sic), detail. Inventory No.0240RF
Early 48" dip rod
Early 48″ four fold dip rod for firkins, kilderkins, barrels, half hogsheads, hogsheads, ankers, butts & punchions, also marked Beer & Wine Gallons. Inventory No.0287AG

 

6 Section spile rod set
60″ 6 Section spile rod set marked Purcell Farmar, 9 Downs Road, Ramsgate. Spile rods are passed through the spile hole in a bung and used to measure the contents of a cask. Inventory No.0259RF
60" 6 Section spile rod
60″ 6 Section spile rod set marked L.Lumley Ltd, Makers London. Spile rods are passed through the spile hole in a bung and used to measure the contents of a cask. Inventory No.0289AG

 

3 section spile rod set
30″ 3 section spile rod set marked for Firkin lying, Barrel lying and Hogshead lying. Inventory No.0260RF
30" 3 section spile rod
30″ 3 section spile rod set by W.Reeves, Maker, 146 Minories, London. Marked for Pin Lying, Firkin lying, Kilderkin Lying, Barrel lying and Hogshead lying. Inventory No.0289AG

 

Brass Square Spile Rods
5 Brass Square Spile Rods for Firkin Lying, Kilderkin Lying, Barrel Lying & Hogshead Lying. Inventory No.0280RF

 

Bentley & Taylor, London, Cross Calliper
Bentley & Taylor, London, Cross Calliper, 30.3/4″ wide x 21″ deep. Inventory No.0272AG
1.2m bung rod by Bentley & Taylor, for Area Litres and Diagonal Line litres, Customs & Excise.
Bentley & Taylor, London, 1.2m bung rod for Area Litres and Diagonal Line litres, Customs & Excise. Inventory No.0354AG
Barthes Roberts Ltd, London, 48" Bung Rod, for Imperial Area and Imperial Gallons.
Barthes Roberts Ltd, London, 48″ Bung Rod, for Imperial Area and Imperial Gallons. Inventory No.0355AG

 

 


Bentley & Taylor 2 metre 2 fold rule
Bentley & Taylor 2 metre 2 fold rule, Bentley & Taylor made rules for the Customs & Excise. Inventory No.0346AG
Bentley & Taylor 5ft 2 fold rule
Bentley & Taylor 5ft 2 fold rule, the rule is divided into 10ths of a foot rather than inches, Bentley & Taylor made rules for the Customs and Excise so this presumably served a purpose in that trade. Inventory No.0347AG
Gauger's long caliper by J.Gilbert, 1719-91. Used to measure the length of a barrel. Will measure up to 66".
Gauger’s long caliper by J.Gilbert, 1719-91. Used to measure the length of a barrel. Will measure up to 66″. Inventory No.0414AG