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Anglo-Saxon Weights and Measures
 
Vehicle Classification by Weight
5 hundredweight (= cwt) 0.25 ton 254 kilos
8 hundredweight (= cwt) 0.5 ton 406.4 kilos
15 hundredweight (= cwt) 0.75 ton 762 kilos
30 hundredweight (= cwt) 1.5 ton 1,524 kilos
Weights
16 ounces (= oz.) 1 pound (= lb.) 453.6 grams
14 pounds 1 stone 6.35 kilos
100 pounds 1 hundredweight short (= cwt. sh.) 45.36 kilos
112 pounds 1 hundredweight long (= cwt.) 50.80 kilos
2000 pounds 1 short ton 0.907 metric tons
2240 pounds 1 long ton 1.016 metric tons
Gun Caliber by Weight
1 pounder (pdr)   37 mm
2 pounder (pdr)   40 mm
3 pounder (pdr)   47 mm
6 pounder (pdr)   57 mm
12 pounder (pdr) 3-inch 76.2 mm
13 pounder (pdr) 3-inch 76.2 mm
15 pounder (pdr) 3-inch 76.2 mm
17 pounder (pdr) 3-inch 76.2 mm
18 pounder (pdr)   83.8 mm
20 pounder (pdr)   84 mm
25 pounder (pdr)   87.6 mm
32 pounder (pdr)   94 mm
60 pounder (pdr)   127 mm
Gun Caliber by Size
.30 caliber   7.62 mm
.303 caliber   7.7 mm
.50 caliber   12.7 mm
1-inch   25.4 mm
2-inch   50.8 mm
2.95-inch   75 mm
3-inch   76.2 mm
3.7-inch   94 mm
4.2-inch   107 mm
4.5-inch   114 mm
5.5-inch   140 mm
6-inch   152 mm
7.2-inch   183 mm
8-inch   203 mm
9.2-inch   234 mm
12-inch   305 mm
15-inch   381 mm
16-inch   406 mm
Linear Land Measure
1 inch (= in. or " / 2 apostrophes)   25.4 mm
12 inches 1 foot (= ft. or ' / single apostrophe) 304.8 mm
3 feet 1 yard (= yd.) 914.4 mm
16.5 feet 1 pole or rod or perch 5.029 meters
5.5 yards 1 pole or rod or perch 5.029 meters
4 poles or rods or perches 1 chain 20.117 meters
10 chains 1 furlong (= fur.) 201.168 meters
220 yards 1 furlong (= fur.) 201.168 meters
8 furlongs 1 (statute) mile (= mi.) 1.609 kilometers
1760 yards 1 (statute) mile (= mi.) 1.609 kilometers
5280 feet 1 (statute) mile (= mi.) 1.609 kilometers
3 (statute) miles 1 league 4.828 kilometers
Mariners' Measure
6 feet 1 fathom 1.8288 meters
6080.2 feet 1 (nautical) mile (= nm.) 1.853 kilometers
about 1000 fathoms 1 (nautical) mile (= nm.) 1.853 kilometers
1 (nautical) mile (= nm.) 1 knot (kt.) 1.853 kilometers
1 (nautical) mile (= nm.) 1.151 (statute) mile (= mi.) 1.853 kilometers
3 nautical miles 1 (sea) league 5.559 kilometers
 
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