"Measurements Covered By The Metric System, In Tin. 19th C."Important lot of covered MEASURES, of the metric system, in tin. Approximately 200 centiliter to liter coins, from the periods of the July Monarchy, the Second Empire and the Third Republic. Some form homogeneous but incomplete series of 2 to 6 measures. Isolated measures are sold individually. All bear the hallmark of their manufacturer: François LESEIGNEUR in CAEN 1806 LESEIGNEUR 1858 LESEIGNEUR-DEVERRE successor Maison LESEIGNEUR-DEVERRE POULAIN successor 1895-1905 Le GOUIX in CAEN 1821 A.TAFFU Fils in CAEN MULOT in CAEN 1844 Georges GRAS in ANGERS 1897-1925 ROUSSEL in PARIS 1888 PICHOT in St LÔ. 19th c. Beautiful condition in attic abandoned patina. You wish to complete your series, then do not hesitate to contact us and to let us know about your research. Price: centiliter: € 80, double centiliter: € 50, half-deciliter: € 40, deciliter: € 40, double deciliter: € 40, half-liter: € 60, liter: € 80. From the purchase of 2 measures, free shipment by COLISSIMO for metropolitan France. The tin measurements of the metric system have been ignored and even despised by tin enthusiasts for too long. With the reproach of their alleged banality and a late and plethoric production compared with that of the pitchers of the 17th and 18th century. This exclusion is not justified, because it neglects the universal importance of the metric system established by the Convention in 1793. For the first time, the various regions of the same country unified their measurement systems. And even if the time was long to impose itself, the metric system gradually regulated daily life in the 19th century. At that time, lost or returnable bottles and packaging did not exist or hardly existed. Liquids: wine, cider, vinegar, oil, alcohol are sold in bulk, at retail. This imposes on the counters of grocery stores and other drinking establishments, the presence of a series of tin measures. Discarded or reserved for decoration, pewter measures disappeared from retail stores in the mid-20th century. Recently, the rise in the price of metals has encouraged their recasting in the melting pot, which makes them increasingly rare. For amateurs who deign to take an interest in them, the pewter measures have the advantage of always being stamped by their manufacturer. In addition, the official hallmark allows them to be dated since it varied according to the political regimes which succeeded one another during the 19th century. In addition, the annual checks by the weights and measures verifiers service attest to the duration of use of the measures. This is how we noted on a one-liter measure, more than 70 letter-dates, which proves its longevity through generations of users.