Table of Measures

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We may not need to know how much a dram, peck or nautical mile is on the average day, but it’s nice to know the info’s here when we need it. This information is from the book:

Mrs. Dunwoody’s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping: Timeless Wisdom and Practical Advice
Author: Miriam Lukken

Table of Measures

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1 scruple = 20 grains
1 dram = 3 scruples
1 ounce = 8 drams
1 pound = 12 ounces

Avoirdupois

1 ounce = 16 drams
1 pound = 16 ounces
1 hundredweight = 100 pounds
1 ton = 2,000 pounds
1 long ton = 2,240 pounds

Dry Measure

2 pints = 1 quart
4 quarts = 1 gallon
2 gallons = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel

Liquid Measure

4 gills = 1 pint
2 pints = 1 quart
4 quarts = 1 gallon
63 gallons = 1 hogshead
2 hogsheads = 1 pipe or butt
2 pipes = 1 tun

Linear Measure

1 foot = 12 inches
1 yard = 3 feet
1 rod = 5 1/2 yards
1 mile = 320 rods
1 mile = 1,760 yards
1 mile = 5,280 feet
1 international nautical mile = 6,076.1155 feet
1 knot = 1 nautical mile per hour
1 furlong = 1/8 mile
1 furlong = 660 feet
1 furlong = 220 yards
1 league = 3 miles
24 furlongs = 3 miles
1 fathom = 2 yards
1 chain = 100 links
100 links = 22 yards
1 link = 7.92 inches
1 hand = 4 inches
1 span = 9 inches

Square Measure

1 square foot = 144 inches
1 square yard = 9 square feet
1 square rod = 30 1/4 square yards = 272 1/4 square feet
1 acre = 160 square rods = 43,560 square feet
1 square mile = 640 acres = 102,400 square rods
1 square rod = 625 square links
1 square chain = 16 square rods
1 acre = 10 square chains

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Published: November 27, 2007

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