4 gills

equal

1 pint, pt.

2 pints

"

1 quart, qt.

4 quarts

"

1 gallon, gal.

42 gallons

"

1 tierce.

1 1/2 tierce or 63 gallons

"

1 hogshead, hhd.

84 gallons

"

1 puncheon.

1 1/2 puncheon or 126 gallons

"

1 pipe.

2 pipes

"

1 tun.

231 cubic inches

"

1 gallon.

10 gallons

"

1 anker

18 gallons

"

1 runlet.

31 1/2 gallons

"

1 barrel.

This measure is used to measure water, wine, spirits, cider, oil, honey, etc. In London the gill is usually called a quartern.

Ale Or Beer Measure

2 pints

equal

1 quart.

4 quarts

"

1 gallon.

9 gallons

"

1 firkin.

2 firkins

"

1 kilderkin.

2 kilderkins

"

1 barrel.

1 1/2 barrels

"

1 hogshead.

1 13 hogshead;

"

1 puncheon.

1 1/2 puncheons

"

1 butt.

Used to measure beer, ales, porter, etc. An ale gallon measures 282 cubic inches.