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Thread #107159   Message #2220818
Posted By: Mo the caller
22-Dec-07 - 07:18 AM
Thread Name: BS: weight measurment
Subject: RE: BS: weight measurment
Someone said a sack was 26 stones. That would be difficult to lift, and need very strong hessian!
Most sacks I buy are approx half hundred weight (4 stone = 56lb). My chicken feed comes in 25kg (the kind they don't like / won't eat) and 20kg (the sort that costs a little bit more but works out a lot more / kilo). So they are 55lb and 44lb.
The table we learnt at school
14 lb = 1 stone
2 stone = 1 quarter
1 quarter = 1 hunderdweight (cwt = 112lb)

The beaty of the old weights was that the least possible number of weights is needed to cook. pound, half a pound, quarter pound, 2 oz, 1 oz, half oz, quarte oz, nippikin and the brown bowl.
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