Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Weights and Measurements:

Conversion of English Naval Measurements into French Measurements Based on the Tables of Mr. Lacroix

 

The pound avoirdupois.  =  453.1 grams.  =  8530.683 grains of poids du marc.
100 pounds avoirdupois.  =  92.583681 pounds poids de marc.  =  45.310000 kilograms.
112 pounds avoirdupois.  =  a quintal of load.  =  103.693923 pounds poids de marc
2249 pounds avoirdupois.  =  a ton of load.  =  2073.878460 pounds poids de marc.  =  1014.944000 kilograms.
1[French] foot  =  0.3248394 meter.
1 [French] inch  =  0.2706995 meter.
1 line  =  0.00225583 meter.
1 point =  0.00018793 meter.

Note:

Conversion of the English pounds avoirdupois into French pounds poids de marc, in the the ratio of 100 pounds avoirdupois  =  92.653 pounds poids de marc, and corrected in that of 100  =  92.583861 pounds poids de marc, given by Mr. Lacroix; a pound avoirdupois  =  453.1 grams.

Source:

Gicquel-des-Touches, P.-G.  Tables Comparatives des Principles Dimensions des Batimens de Guerre Français et Anglais de Tous Rangs, de Leur Mature, Greément, Artillerie, Etc.  Paris: Bachelier, 1817.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: September 2003

 

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