This is a rare wooden dry measure which has been turned on a pole lathe from a solid piece of oak. This skilled task has incorporated the wooden handle; it has not been added on after the the body has been turned. Made from oak the piece has a lovely colour. To the outside it is stamped "1/2 pint" and inside the rim there is stamped a crown below which are the letters "VR" and "SM". Such measures were used for dry goods such as peas, corn and vegatable seed.