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• Hi everyone, Well, I promised a ready reckoner for converting weights and measurements, and here it is. I ve stuck to units we re most likely to use on this
Message 1 of 1 , Oct 27, 1999
Hi everyone,

Well, I promised a ready reckoner for converting weights and measurements,
and here it is. I've stuck to units we're most likely to use on this Forum,
but
if anyone can think of others please let us all know. I have used capital
letters
to distinguish Imperial units from US units, simply because the Imperial
gallon
is bigger than the US gallon. No other reason - really guys!!!

Conversion from US Units:
(1 gallon = 4 quarts = 8 pints = 128 floz = 231 cubic inches)
US Metric Imperial
1 gallon = 3.785 litre = 0.833 Gallon
1 quart = 946.35 ml = 0.883 Quart
1 pint = 473.18 ml = 0.833 Pint
1 floz = 29.57 ml = 1.041 Floz

Conversion from Imperial Units:
(1 Gallon = 4 Quarts = 8 Pints = 160 Floz = 277.42 cubic inches)
Imperial Metric US
1 Gallon = 4.546 litre = 1.201 gallon
1 Quart = 1.137 litre = 1.201 quart
1 Pint = 568.26 ml = 1.201 pint
1 Floz = 28.41 ml = 0.96 floz

Conversion from Metric Units:
1 litre = 1000 ml = 0.264 US gallon = 33.81 US Floz = 0.22 Imp Gallon = 35.2
Imp Floz
1 kilogram = 1000 gm = 2.205 lb = 35.28 oz (both US and Imp)
1 gram = 0.3528 oz (both US and Imp)
1 lb (both US and Imp) = 453.5 gram
1 oz (both US and Imp) = 28.35 gram

I hope you all find this useful.
Handy hint: to save a lot of skull sweat, just stick to fluid ounces and
you won't
go far wrong as it happens that both the US and the Imperial fluid ounce are
near as dammit the same!

Now a 'trivia' question for our American Cousins:
If Queen Liz I introduced the 282 cubic inch gallon during her reign
(1558-1603)
why did the Pilgrim Fathers take with them in 1620 the 'older' 231 cubic
inch gallon?