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A cylinder one foot in diameter and one foot high contains 1357.1712 cubic inches. .7854 cubic foot, .02909 cubic yard. 188.0064 United States liquid gills. 47.0016 United States liquid pints. 23.508 United States liquid quarts. 5.8752 United States liquid gallons. 40.3916 United States dry pints. 20.1958 United States dry quarts. 2.5245 United States dry pecks. .63112 United States dry bushels.

A load of timber contains 50 cubic feet of square timber, 100 linear feet, 6xl2-inch timber, 200 linear feet, 6x6-inch timber, 150 linear feet, 4-in. planking 12-in. wide, 200 linear feet, 3-in. planking 12-in. wide, 300 linear feet, 2-in. planking 12-in. wide, 400 linear feet, l 1/2-in. planking 12-in. wide, 600 linear feet, 1-in. planking 12-in. wide,

20 struck bushels equal..................25 cubic feet.

A struck bushel equals..............1.24445 cubic feet.

A cubic foot equals...........80356 of a struck bushel.

A dry flour barrel equals___3 struck bush. or 3.75 cu. ft.

The dry flour barrel is not a legal measure in the United States. The only legal barrel of flour contains 196 pounds.

1 ton of chestnut lumber equals.........59 cubic feet.

1 ton of ebony lumber equals............30 cubic feet.

1 ton of lime equals....................56 cubic feet.

1 ton of mahogany lumber equals.......34 cubic feet.

1 ton of maple lumber equals...........48 cubic feet.

1 ton of poplar lumber equals...........68 cubic feet.

1 ton of pine lumber equals.............55 cubic feet.

1 ton of sycamore lumber equals........59 cubic feet.

1 ton of walnut lumber equals...........53 cubic feet.

1 ton of yellow pine lumber equals......65 cubic feet.

1 stone is about...........................14 pounds.

1 stone of wool is.........................24 pounds.

1 stone of butcher's meat is................8 pounds.

1 cubic foot of ordinary anthracite coal is about

...................................... 55 pounds.

1 cubic foot of ordinary bituminous coal is about

...................................... 50 pounds.

1 cubic foot of ordinary Cumberland coal is about ................................ 53 pounds.

1 cubic foot of ordinary cannel coal is about 50 pounds.

1 cubic foot of ordinary charcoal (hard wood) is about .............................. 18 1/2 pounds.

1 cubic foot of ordinary charcoal (pine wood) is about ................................ 18 pounds.

100 cubic feet of stone weighs about......13000 pounds.

100 cubic feet of stone is reckoned......1 cord of stone.

1 cord Virginian pine is about..........2700 pounds.

1 cord southern pine is about...........3300 pounds.

34 cubic feet mahogany weigh..................1 ton.

39 cubic feet oak or ash weigh.................1 ton.

51 cubic feet beech weigh......................1 ton.

60 cubic feet elm weigh........................1 ton.

65 cubic feet fir weigh.........................1 ton.

1 ton of coal is 28 bushels...........43.56 cubic feet.

1 ton of ice is.........................43 cubic feet.

1 ton of freight is.....................40 cubic feet.

1 ton of round timber is.............52.92 cubic feet.

1 ton of square timber is...............50 cubic feet.

1 ton of shipping timber is.............42 cubic feet.

1 cubic foot of water is.................62.3 pounds.

1 cubic foot of plaster paris is...........73.5 pounds.

1 cubic foot of mortar is..................98 pounds.

1 cubic foot of brickwork is.........90 to 120 pounds.

1 cubic foot of sand solid is............112 1/2 pounds.

1 cubic yard of sand is about...........3037 pounds.

1 cubic yard of common soil is about... .3429 pounds.

1 cubic foot of sand loose is...............95 pounds.

1 cubic foot of earth loose is............93% pounds.

1 cubic foot of fire brick is...............137 pounds.

1 cubic foot of mason work is......116 to 144 pounds.

1 cubic foot of sand stone is.............148 pounds.

1 cubic foot of slate is...................178 pounds.

1 cubic foot of gravel is.................109 pounds.

1 cubic foot of cement is.................125 pounds.

1 cubic foot of mud is...................127 pounds.

1 cubic foot of common clay is...........137 pounds.

1 cubic foot of clay and stone is.........160 pounds.

1 cubic foot of glass is...................165 pounds.

1 cubic foot of granite or marble is. 170 to 180 pounds.

1 cubic foot of limestone is..............172 pounds.

1 square of lead is....................7 to 10 pounds.

1 butt of sherry contains................108 gallons.

1 pipe of port contains..................115 gallons.

1 pipe of teneriffe contains...............100 gallons.

1 butt of malaga contains...............105 gallons.

1 puncheon of Scotch whisky contains.........

..............................110 to 130 gallons.

1 puncheon of brandy contains.....110 to 120 gallons.

1 puncheon of rum contains........100 to 110 gallons.

1 hogshead of brandy contains.......55 to 60 gallons.

1 pipe of Maderia contains................92 gallons.

1 hogshead of claret contains.............46 gallons.

A hogshead is one-half, a quarter-cask is one-fourth, and an octavo is one-eighth of a pipe, but or puncheon.

This measure was formerly used in buying and selling cloth, ribbons, etc. The standard yard and fractional parts thereof are now in general use in this country.

2 1/4 inches make.........................1 nail.

4 nails (9 inches) make................1 quarter.

4 quarters make.......................1 yard.

3 quarters, or 27 inches, make...........1 Ell Flemish.

5 quarters, or 45 inches, make...........1 Ell English,

6 quarters, or 34 inches, make...........1 Ell French.

37 1/2 inches make.........................1 Ell Scotch.

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