UK HAW PS D&B Patent

CODE UK HAW PS D&B Patent Categories: , Product ID: 4358


Item number                           :           UK HAW PS D&B Patent

Origin                                     :           United Kingdom

Style                                       :           Powder measure

Maker                                     :           G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY, Carver Street, Sheffield

Markings                                :           “G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY”, 1 1/8 Drs” on side of the cup

Weights                                  :           Drams  1 1/8

Weight                                    :           68 grams

Materials                                 :           Nickel-plated brass cup with ebony round handle

Condition                               :           Near-mint

Repairs                                   :           None

Remarks                                 :


Absolutely beautiful tool. The steel is colour hardened in a mint condition.


These Dougall & Bartram patent powder measures are made by quite a lot of makers. I know examples of Bartram, Hawksley and Dixon.


These tools are not listed in the known catalogues


I have now 23-03-2021 2 Hawksley’s catalogues:

  1. Reprint of the 1889 catalogue of Cornell Publications. As usual this is a bad copy, just missing page 1, the page with the information about the powder and shot measures.
  2. An original catalogue from 1951 (?) when Hawksley has already been taken over by Dixon.


The 1951 catalogue only shows the flat bottom measures.

A1C    Powder measure, Brass, Round Handle

A2C    Shot measure, Brass, Round Handle

A1P     Powder measure, Nickel-Plated, Round Handle

A2P     Shot Powder measure, Nickel-Plated, Round Handle

A3C    Combined Powder and Shot measure, Brass, with Rammer Handle

A3P     Combined Powder and Shot measure, Nickel-Plated, with Rammer Handle


From the 1889 catalogue I can conclude that A1 stands for Powder and A2 for Shot. “R” stands for a rammer handle. But I don’t understand how the flat bottom can be distinguished from the round bottom. On this website all Hawksley powder and shot measures with a round bottom are marked with an “O” number.

The handles can be from wood (ebony or bow wood) or horn

Additional information


UK Dixon BC A50