A copper Round Measure, commonly referred to as a Rum Measure although more accurately they were used for Grog (watered down rum).
These measures were made in 8 sizes with this, the 1 Gallon size, the largest and the smallest 1/2 Gill. It is also the hardest size to find. The Measure is marked with a Broad Arrow above its size to the middle of the front. It is also stamped ER, for Edward VII with a 6 and an I for Birmingham. The I may also indicate a date of 1910 but this is not confirmed.
The handle is riveted on, as you would expect for such a measure, and has some dents to the top. For collectors of Round Grog Measures, this size is the most uncommon and so desirable. Circa 1910.
We also have other rum measuring equipment listed.