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British weights & measures

considered from a practical standpoint ; a plea for their retention in preference to the metric system

by Evans, James W.

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Published by F.W. White in Sydney .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Weights and measures -- Great Britain.,
  • Metric system -- Great Britain.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesBritish weights and measures., British weights and measures considered from a practical standpoint.
    Statementby James W. Evans
    The Physical Object
    Pagination52 p. ;
    Number of Pages52
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24187192M
    OCLC/WorldCa63935585

    A Dictionary of Weights and Measures for the British Isles: The Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century Volume of American Philosophical Society: Memoirs Volume of Memoirs Series Volume of Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge, ISSN /5(2). English units are the units of measurement that were used in England up to (when they were replaced by Imperial units), which evolved as a combination of the Anglo-Saxon and Roman systems of units. Various standards have applied to English units at different times, in different places, and for different applications. The two main sets of English units were the Winchester Units, in effect.

    Elizabethan weights and measures. This is in the Science Museum in London. The description says: "Elizabethan weights and measures These are standard measures for volume, weight and length, made on the instruction of Queen Elizabeth I between and The pound (lb) is the basic unit of weight (which is proportional to mass). Within the English units of measurement there are three different systems of weights. In the avoirdupois system, the most widely used of the three, the pound is divided into 16 ounces (oz) and the ounce into 16 drams. The ton, used to measure large masses, is equal to.

    As with other weights and measures covered on , there's also the ever-present problem of converting from Imperial to metric, or the other way. In this guide, we'll look at the most commonly used cooking weights and measures, and how to make sense of them. Get this from a library! British weights & measures: a history from antiquity to the seventeenth century. [Ronald Edward Zupko].


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