Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Weights and Measurements:

Converting British Weights and Measurements to Paris Weights and Measurements

Paris Long Measure
In British Inches
Paris Royal Foot of 12 Inches
12.7977
Paris Royal Inch
1.0659
The Line (1/12th of an Inch)
.0888
The Point (1/12th of a Line)
.0074

 

British Long Measure
In Paris Royal Inches
Foot
11.2596
Inch
.9383
Eighth of an Inch
.1173
Tenth of an Inch
.0938
The Line (1/12th of an Inch)
.0782

 

French Cubic Measures
British Equivalent
Paris Cubic Foot
1.211278 British Cubic Feet
Paris Cubic Foot
2093.088384 British Cubic Inches
Paris Cubic Inch
.0007 British Cubic Feet
Paris Cubic Inch
1.211278 British Cubic Inches

 

British Cubic Measures
French Equivalent
British Cubic Foot
1427.4864 French Cubic Inches
British Cubic Inch
.826 French Cubic Inches
British Cube-Tenth
.0008 French Cubic Inches

 

Conversion Factors:

British Avoir du Pois Pound of 16 Ounces = 8538 Paris Grains

British Avoir du Pois Pound of 7000 Troy Grains = 8538 Paris Grains

British Avoir du Pois Ounce = 533.625 Paris Grains

To Convert British Feet or Inches to Paris Feet or Inches divide by 1.065977

To Convert Paris Feet or Inches to British Feet or Inches multiply by 1.065977

To Convert Britiish Cubic Feet or Inches to Paris Cubic Feet or Inches divide by 1.211278

To Convert French Cubic Feet or Inches to British Cubic Feet or Inches multiply by 1.211278

To Convert the British Pint to the Paris Pint divide by 2.0171082

To Convert the Paris Pint to the British Pint multiply by 2.0171082

 
Source:

The Little Bombardier and Pocket Gunner London: T Egerton; 1801. Page 143

Tousard, Louis de. American Artillerist's Companion or Elements of Artillery Vol. 1 New York: Greenwood Press; 1969. Page 126

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2003

 

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