In Austria, a unit of dry capacity, = ¹⁄₁₆ Achtel = 4 Viertelbecher = 8 Getreidprobmetz or Achtelbecher = 16 Sechzehntelbecher = 32 Zweiunddreissigstelbecher, about 0.48 liter (about 0.87 U.S. dry pint).
Doursther, page 52.
In the Grand Duchy of Baden, a measure of dry capacity, = ¹⁄₁₀ Maessel or pot, 0.150 liters. However, in some areas Becher was an alternative name for the Metze when it was used for oats, a much larger unit of dry capacity. For example,
|Basel||= ¹⁄₁₆ large Sester||2.135|
|Lucerne and Unterwalden||= ¹⁄₁₆ Viertel = 10 Primes||2.172|
|Brunswick|| = ¹⁄₁₆ Himt.
also called a Löcher
|Münster||= ¹⁄₁₂ Scheffel = 4 Maesschen||1.939|
|Osnabrück||= ¹⁄₁₆ boisseau||1.794|
|Soest||= ¼ Spint||1.841|
In at least two cities in Switzerland, a unit of liquid capacity:
|Bern||= ½ Vierteli||209|
|Zurich||Used for oil. = ½ Mass. In French, the Mass was called a pot and the Becher a gobelet.||688|
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