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List of obsolete units of measurement

This is a list of obsolete units of measurement. These units of measurement are typically no longer used in contemporary times. Some may be in limited use in various regions.

Obsolete units of measurement

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File:Bouteilles de lait en verre (Québec).jpg
These are glass milk bottles from 1950s Quebec. The large bottle is a pinte (quart), the middle size a chopine (pint) and the small size a demiard (½-pint).[8] The latter was used for cream.

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  • Yojana – a Vedic measure of distance that was used in ancient India. It is equivalent to about Script error: No such module "convert". for terrestrial use and 6400 km for cosmological distances as per modern measures of distance, although the exact value is disputed among scholars (between Script error: No such module "convert".)

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Ancient Roman units of measurement

Ottoman units of measurement

See also

By geography

References

  1. ^ Kisch, Bruno (1965). Scales and Weights. Original from the University of California: Yale University Press. p. 237. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Cardarelli, François Cradarelli (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. London: Springer. p. 37. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1. 
  3. ^ sizes.com lists figures for bottles in Bolivia from 460 ml to 1 liter.
  4. ^ McCusker, John (2005). Essays in the Economic History of the Atlantic World. Routledge. p. 63. ISBN 1134703406. 
  5. ^ a b Gilbert, E.W.; Beckinsale, R.P. (1944). Spain & Portugal: Spain. Its Geographical handbook series. Naval Intelligence Division. Retrieved February 15, 2015.  Quote: "Catalonia has its own units, the media cana (length) being approximately of the same value as the varas of Aragon".
  6. ^ a b c d e Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1. 
  7. ^ Hoong, Tho Lai; Yi, Tho Mun. Interactive Science For Inquiring Minds Volume A. Panpac Education Pte Ltd. p. 33. ISBN 9812716181. 
  8. ^ Marcel Trudel, Introduction to New France, p. 222 
  9. ^ Cardarelli, François (2003), Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures, London: Springer, p. 34, ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1 
  10. ^ Cardarelli, François (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Springer-Verlag London Ltd. p. 17. ISBN 9781852336820. 
  11. ^ a b c Cardarelli, François Cradarelli (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. London: Springer. p. 48. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1. 
  12. ^ a b c Pelton, Robert W.; Pelton, W. Pelton (2004). Baking Recipes of Our Founding Fathers. Infinity Publishing. pp. 263–264. ISBN 0741419440. 
  13. ^ Cardarelli, François (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Springer-Verlag London Ltd. ISBN 879-1-4471-1122-1
  14. ^ a b Jerrard, H. G.; McNeill, D. B. (February 5, 2015). "A Dictionary of Scientific Units". Google Books. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  15. ^ Colloid Symposium Monograph (in français) (v. 2). 1925. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  16. ^ Society, American Chemical (1922). Journal of the American Chemical Society (v. 44). American Chemical Society. p. 665. ISSN 0002-7863. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  17. ^ published anonymously as "Scala graduum Caloris. Calorum Descriptiones & signa." in Philosophical Transactions, 1701, 824–829; ed. Joannes Nichols, Isaaci Newtoni Opera quae exstant omnia, vol. 4 (1782), 403–407. Mark P. Silverman, A Universe of Atoms, An Atom in the Universe, Springer, 2002, p. 49.