paper sizes in the United States

19th century

An article in the March 1854 issue of Scientific American listed the following sizes:

Name of Size Dimensions
in inches
Foolscap 14 by 17
Crown 15 by 20
Folio Post 16 by 21
Demy 17 by 22
Medium 19 by 24
Royal 20 by 25
Super Royal 22 by 27
Imperial 22 by 32
Medium and Half 24 by 28½
Royal and Half 25 by 29
Double Medium 24 by 38
Double Medium Super Royal 27 by 42
Double Medium Imperial 32 by 44

An advertisement by the Crane Brothers, Westfield, Mass., 1876:

facsimile of advertisement

Note the difference in the sizes of reams. On the right, "Boyal" is a misprint for "Royal."

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