ONE OF THE DISPLAY CABINETS IN THE REFECTORY
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One of the Display Cabinets in the Refectory
This display cabinet includes a number of small eclectic collections, such as bronze petards (maskli), locks, various weights and measures, and pewter wares. Pewter is a tin-based alloy composed primarily out of tin, and hardening agents such as antimony, bismuth, copper and lead. Being a common alloy it was primarily used for utilitarian items such as plates, chargers, candlesticks, tankards and flagons, and was sometimes referred to as ‘poor man’s silver’. This collection also includes a number of baluster-shaped measuring jugs. There is also a small collection of brass oil lamps, and candle snuffers.