Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Weights and Measurements:

The 100 Pounds Weight of Various Countries as Compared to the British 100 Weight (CWT)

The following table shows the equivalent 100 pound weight in various countries to the British 100 weight (CWT). A British CWT is equal to 112 British Pounds.

Note: The figures in the parenthesis are alternate figures when the two sources did not agree.

Location
Equivalent Weight
Amsterdam
91 pounds 8 ounces (93 pounds)
Antwerp
96 pounds 8 ounces (98 pounds)
Besancon
91 pounds 8 ounces
Bologne
127 pounds
Bourdeaux
91 pounds 8 ounces
Bremen
94 pounds
Cadiz
97 pounds
Cologne
97 pounds
Copenhagen
94 pounds
Danzig
119 pounds
Denmark
89 pounds 8 ounces
Florence
123 pounds
Frankfurt
89 pounds 7 ounces (93 pounds)
Geneva
81 pounds 7 ounces
Genoa
137 pounds 4 ounces (142 pounds)
Hamburg
93 pounds 5 ounces (95 pounds)
Larochelle
90 pounds 9 ounces
Languedoc
107 pounds 11 ounces
Leghorn
132 pounds 11 ounces
Leipzig
117 pounds
Liege
96 pounds 5 ounces
Lisbon
104 pounds 13 ouncess
Lovaine
98 pounds
Lyons
106 pounds
Mantua
119 pounds
Marseilles
113 pounds
Middleburg
98 pounds
Milan
153 pounds 11 ounces
Naples
154 pounds 10 ounces
Nuremburg
94 pounds
Paris
91 pounds 8 ounces (108 Pounds)
Prague
106 pounds
Provence
113 pounds
Rhinland
96 pounds
Rouen
88 pounds
Russia
112 pounds 2/3 ounces
Seville
97 pounds
Spain
112 pounds 2/3 ounces (99 pounds)
Strasbourg
91 pounds 8 ounces (93 pounds)
Sweden
107 pounds 3/4 ounces
Toledo
100 pounds
Toulouse
107 pounds 11 ounces
Venice
152 pounds (151 pounds)
Vienna
83 pounds
 
Sources:

The Little Bombardier and Pocket Gunner London: T Egerton; 1801. Page 144

Tousard, Louis de. American Artillerist's Companion or Elements of Artillery Vol. 1 New York: Greenwood Press; 1969. Page 117


Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2003

 

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