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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 Fran�ais et Anglais de Tous Rangs, de Leur Mature, Gre�ment, Artillerie, Etc.� Paris: Bachelier, 1817.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: September 2003

 

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