Dring & Fage Wood & Brass 5 Piece Measuring Dip Rod & Rare Cone.

Stock Number: DFM1737


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This rare and interesting measuring instrument which is made of boxwood and brass divides into five pieces and would have been used to verify measures of liquid in a distillery or brewery.

The rod section which screws together is marked with a measuring gauge in inches and gallons, the end has a brass cone shaped piece which has a spring action and the other end has a tip sections. The whole piece has a wonderful patina and is marked with the maker's name Dring & Fage Makers Tooley St London.

Dring and Fage were manufacturers of hydrometers, instruments used to measure the strength of alcohol and instruments used to calculate excise duty. Dring & Fage were at Tooley St London from the late 18th century into the 19th century.

Material: Brass. Wood.

Date: 19th Century.

Total length: 136 cm (53 1/2").

Folded length: 26 cm (10 1/2").

Weight: 334 g.

Condition: Excellent antique condition with signs of use in keeping with age. A wonderful patina and no breaks or damage. Please see pictures.

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