Household Cyclopedia - Weights and Measures from 1881

Household Information - Weights and Measures

Following are weights and measures oriented articles from the book published in 1881 called the Household Cyclopedia of General Information.  They offer a fascinating historical perspective of what life was like in the late 19th century (1881) and how people viewed weights and measures.   These articles should be used for historical research purposes only.


Weights and Measures
Weight values
The decimal system
Dry Measure
Surface Measurement conversions
Simple geometry formulas
Solid measurement conversions
Stone masonry measurements
The specific gravity of solids
Specific gravity of liquids
History of coins: Denomination, weight, and fineness table

Rare early coins of the United States Mint

How to read barometers

Ph test papers


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