Rare 1/2 gill pewter measure marked CONDEMNED.
- a very rare 1/2 gill pewter measure which has been stamped CONDEMNED five times. The measure must have been rejected by a weights and measures inspector, was there some rule preventing the inspector from just confiscating the measure? The measure has a DARK (brown) OXIDE finish. According to various pewter publications only a handful of measures stamped condemned have been recorded and in one book the author states his illustrated example is a sole example of one that got away. The capacity stamp is quite unusual being 1/2, 1/4 pint.