Jigger measuring cup from Lyons Hall

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Manufactured by
Cambridge Silver
Owned by
Lyons, Louis Daniels, American, 1873 - 1944
Medium
silver on copper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 13/16 × 6 1/16 × 1 7/8 in. (2.1 × 15.4 × 4.8 cm)
Type
jiggers (measuring devices)
Place used
Austin, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date
after 1907
Description
This a jigger shaped like a gavel.The jigger has narrow cup with two lines around the outside indicating the measurement of liquid. The cup has lip on left edge. On the left side of the cup at the top is etched text that reads "2oz." On the bottom of the cup is additional etched text in gothic-style font that read "Cambridge/ E. P. C./711." On the right side of the handle is a large, curved indentation to be used a bottle opener. The indentation is near the end of the handle. Above the indentation, in the middle of the handle are three small lines. The handle is attached to the center of the cup.
Topic
African American
Business
Communities
Cooking and dining
Families
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Carrington/Lyons Collection
Object number
2015.257.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture