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British and Sweedish Measurement Units

British Units

Liquid Measure
1 fluid ounce = 8 fluid drams 1 quart = 2 pints
1 gill = 4 fluid ounces 1 gallon = 4 quarts
1 cup = 2 gills 1 hogshead = 2 barrels
1 pint = 2 cups 1 barrel = 31.5 gallons
Dry Measure
1 peck = 2 gallons 1 cord = 128 cubic feet (about a cube 5ft on a side)
1 bushel = 4 pecks 1 bushel ~= 1 cubic foot
Length
1 hand = 4 inches 1 mile = 5280 feet
1 foot = 12 inches 1 furlong = 1/8 mile (660ft)
1 yard = 3 feet 1 rod = 16.5 feet (5.5yd)
1 fathom = 6 feet 1 nautical mile = 6080 feet
1 league = 3 miles 1 nautical mile ~= 1 1/15 miles
Area
1 acre = 1/640 square mile
Unit Measure
1 great gross = 12 gross 1 gross = 12 dozen
1 dozen = 12 units 1 baker's dozen = 13 units
1 score = 20 units
Speed
1 knot = 1 nautical mph 1 knot = 6080ft/hr
1 mph = 5280ft/hr
Weight
1 pounds = 16 ounces 1 stone = 14 pounds
1 ounce = 16 drams 1 bushel potatoes = 60lb
1 dram = 27.344 grains (dry) 1 barrell flour = 196lb
1 dram = 60 grains (apothecary)

Sweedish Units

From: “Jonas Eckerman” jonas@frukt.org

Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 00:41:12 +0200

Length
1 skrupel 1/10 gran
1 gran (1 firtree?, don't ask me) 1/10 linje
1 linje (line) 2.062 mm
1 linje (line) 2.9689 mm
1 tum (thumb) 12 linjer
1 decimaltum (decimal thumb) 1/10 fot
1 tvärhand (hand) 3-4 tum
1 knogmål (knuckle) ~ 1/6 fot
1 Finger (finger) ~ 1/6 fot
1 kvarter (quart? city block?) 6 verktum
1 fot (foot) (*) 2 kvarter
1 aln (?) 2 fot
1 famn (fathom?) 3 alnar
1 stång (pole) 5 alnar
1 rev (fishing line) 10 stänger (stång in pluralis)
1 stenkast (stone throw) (*) ~ 100 alnar
1 kabellängd (wire length?) 100 famnar
1 mil (mile) 3600 stänger
1 fjärdingsväg (farthing?) 1/4 mil
1 dagsmarsch (days march) 10 fjärdingsvägar
Area
1 kvadratlinje (square line) linje * linje
1 kvadrattum (square thumb) 144 kvadratlinjer
1 kvadratkvarter (square quart?) 36 kvadrattum
1 kvadratfot (square foot) 4 kvadratkvarter
1 kvadrataln (square aln) 4 kvadratfot
1 kvadratfamn (square famn) 9 kvadratalnar
1 kappland (?) 1750 kvadratfot
1 tunnland (?) 32 kappland
1 kvadratmil (square mil) 36 000 000 kvadratfamnar
Volume
1 jungfru (1 virgin) [liquid] 8,178 cl
1 ort (?) [liquid] 8,178 cl
1 kvarter (quart) [liquid] 4 ort
1 stop (?) [liquid] 2 kvarter
1 kanna (pitcher) [liquid] 2 stop
1 kappe (?) [dry] 4.58 l
1 åtting (eighter) [liquid] 6 kannor
1 fjärding (farthing?) [liquid] 2 åttingar
1 fjärding (farthing?) [dry] 4 kappar
1 halvspann (half bucket) [dry] 1/2 spann
1 skäppa (?) [dry] 1/4 tunna
1 spann (bucket) [dry] 2 fjärdingar
1 ankare (anchor) [liquid] 15 kannor
1 tunna (barrel) [dry] 2 spann
1 tunna (barrel) [liquid] 4 fjärdingar
1 fat (barrel) [liquid] 4 ankare
1 malttunna (barrel of malt) 174 l
1 åm (?) [liquid] 4 ankare
1 foder (?) [liquid] 6 åmar
1 famn (fathom?) [fire wood] 3 * 4 * 1 1/2 aln
1 storfamn (bif fathom) [fire wood] 4 * 4 * 1 1/2 aln
1 kronans parm (crowns ?) [hay] 34 kubikalnar (cubic aln)
1 fång (armful) [hay] 1 armful :-)
1 vålm (?) [hay] ~ 5 fång
1 stack (stack) [hay] 12 fång
1 sommarlass (summer load) [hay] 2 stackar
1 vinterlass (winter load) [hay] 2 sommarlass
1 läst (?) 2-4 cubic metres
1 registerton (?) [on ship] 100 kubikfot
Weight
1 ass (?) 1/8848 skålpund
1 korn (grain) 1/1000 skålpund
1 kvintin (quint?) 3,32 gram
1 ort (?) 1/100 skålpund
1 lod (?) 4 kvintin
1 mark (?) [metals] 0,340 kg
1 pund (pound) [medicin] 0,35628 kg
1 skålpund 32 lod
1 markpund (? pund) [metals] 20 mark
1 lispund (? pund) [metals] 20 mark
1 lispund (? pund) 20 skålpund
1 centner (hundreder) 6 lispund
1 skepppund (ships? pound) [metals] 20 markpund
1 skepppund (ships? pound) [metals] 21 markpund
1 skepppund (ships? pound) [metals] 22 markpund
1 skepppund (ships? pound) [metals] 23 markpund
1 skepppund (ships? pound) [metals] 26 markpund
1 skepppund (ships? pound) [food] 20 lispund
1 nyläst (?) 100 centner
Money
1 daler (?) 3 mark
1 mark (?) 8 öre
1 öre (ear) 3 örtugar
1 örtug (?) 8 penningar