Naval Rum Measure Cup
This reproduction rum measure cup is faithful to the examples we hold here in our collection at the National Maritime Museum. The Royal Naval rum ration was originally measured in half-gill tots (an eighth of a pint) and variously diluted, often into a two-gill (half-pint) measure.
Capacity: half-gill/71 ml
Hand-beaten brass, copper plated and lined in silver to neutralise the taste so nothing will spoil the flavour of your rum
The base is stamped with HMS
Height: 2"/5 cm
1 cup supplied
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Gills of rum in literature
The Terror, a novel by Dan Simmons makes frequent references to gills of grog and rum.
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