Estonian units of measurement

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A number of units of measurement were used in Estonia to measure length, mass, area, capacity, etc.

Units used during the first half of the 20th century[edit]

Several units were used in Estonia. These units were Russian and local units.[1]

Length[edit]

Several units were used in Estonia to measure length. One archine (Russian) was equal to 0.7112 m.[1][2]

1 elle (Kuunar) = 0.75 archine

1 Foute = 3/7 archine[2]

1 faden = 3 archine.

Mass[edit]

A number of units were used in Estonia to measure mass. One pfund was equal to 430 g (0.430 kg).[1] Some other units are provided below:[1][2]

1 quent = 1/128 pfund

1 loth = 1/32 pfund

1 liespfund = 20 pfund

1 centner = 120 pfund

1 tonne = 240 pfund

1 schiffspfund = 400 pfund.

Area[edit]

Several units were used in Estonia to measure area.

Reval (now Tallinn)[edit]

Some of Reval units are given below:[1][2]

1 lofstelle = 1855 m2

1 tonnland = 5462.7 m2.

Livonian[edit]

Some of the Livonian units are given below:[1][2]

1 lofstelle = 3710 m2 (accuracy is up to 3 digits)

1 tonnaland = 5194 m2.

Capacity[edit]

A number of units were used to measure capacity. 1 hulmit was equal to 11.48 l.[1][2]

Reval[edit]

One lof (Reval) was equal to 3 hulmit.[1][2]

Livonian[edit]

One lof (Livonian) was equal to 6 hulmit.[1] One tonne (Livonian) was equal to 12 hulmit.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Washburn, E.W. (1926). International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 6.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. pp. 117, 119. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.