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THE GIFT OF
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DECEMBER 26, 1923

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MEASURES OF CAPACITY
LIQUID MEASURE

DRY MEASURE
4 gills = 1 pint . . . pt. 2 pints = 1 quart . . qt.
2 pints = 1 quart. . . qt. 8 quarts = 1 peck . . pk.
4 quarts = 1 gallon ... gal. 4 pecks = 1 bushel. bu.
The standard gallon contains 231 cubic inches.
The standard bushei contains 2150,42 cubic inches.

The capacity of cisterns, reservoirs, etc., is often expressed in barrels (bbl.) of 314 gallons each, or in hogsheads (hhd.) of 63 gallons each. In commerce, these vary in size.

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AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT
16 ounces (oz.) . . . = 1 pound. .
100 pounds . . . . . = 1 hundredweight. . cwt.
2000 pounds . . . . .=1 ton. . . . . . T.

One pound Avoirdupois = 7000 grains.
The long ton of 2240 pounds is used in the United States Custom Houses
and in weighing coal and iron at the mines.

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BRITISH OR STERLING MONEY
4 farthings . . . . .= 1 penny . . . . . d.
12 pence. . . . . . .=1 shilling . . . . . S.
20 shillings . . . . . .=1 pound . . . . . £.
5 shillings . . . . . .=1 crown.

The value of £1 is $ 4.8665 in United States gold coin.
The unit of French money is 1 franc, which is 19.3 cents. The unit of
German money is 1 mark, which is 23.85 cents.

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