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Thread #56167   Message #876741
Posted By: GUEST,Q
28-Jan-03 - 01:21 PM
Thread Name: Clementine's shoe size?
Subject: RE: Clemantine's shoe size?
Germany, Denmark and Greece: US size 9 = 40. Wolfgang, I believe the old "Europe" scale has been abandoned for common market purposes.

Another point- how did 19th century scales compare with those used now? Many shoes were custom-lasted back then for those who could afford them. The common people may have had to make do with "herring boxes."