PAINTED DRY MEASURE
Dry Measures are containers designed to measure bulk commodities that are not fluids and were typically shipped and sold in standardized containers such as barrels. Early measures were primarily made of wood. Since wood often splits, it was banned from use for liquids in the 18th century. In the barn, dry measures were used for grain, animal feed and garden seeds. In the kitchen, they were used for measuring flour, sugar, grains. Dry measures are made of bentwood with an overlap tacked seam. Many have doubled thick rim with opposing bin pull handles.
We are offering a blue painted dry measure, circa late 19th-early 20th century. This measure offers a top metal band, clean inside, tight seams and opposing bin pull handles. The color is clean and rich.
The measurements are 7"H, 14.5"D. This measure shows minor honest wear and is in excellent condition.
# MCB 18302