Eve Stone Antiques, Ltd. of Woodbridge, CT., experts in period metal ware, will be participating in the exciting 2012 Antiques at the Armory Show. They will be showing this exceptional, English, set of SEVEN COPPER AND BRASS PETROL MEASURES ..BY GASKELL & CHAMBERS LTD., BIRMINGHAM, EARLY 20TH CENTURY ..Ranging from quart to 5 gallon, four with makers names, all with patent numbers to the rims..The largest — 5 gallons 27.0″ H and 11.75″ diameter. An amazing way to fuel your automobile in the early 20th century and even more unusual to have an original set of seven complete.
Gaskell and Chambers Birmingham premises were bombed in 1941 and most of their own and their inherited records were destroyed. In the early 1970s they sold their traditional pewter making enterprise to another Birmingham firm, James Smellies, who continued with the work until 1983. The closure of James Smellies pewter manufactory left only one traditional pewterer in Birmingham, A.E.Williams. Gaskell and Chambers catalogues showed the same wide range of products as their 19th century predecessors but the bulk of their production was again beer mugs and measures including bellied measures and handless balusters for the Irish market. Their products are normally marked under the base ‘Gaskell and Chambers Birmingham’.
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