On 14 February 1848 the Ohio state legislature passed “An act to establish the standard measure of stone coal, coke and unslacked lime.” The bushel for these substances was to contain 2688 cubic inches. The lawful measure was to contain 2 bushels and be 24 inches in diameter at the top, 20 inches at the bottom, and 14.1 inches deep.
Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Construction and Distribution of Weights and Measures.
Senate. 34th Congress, 3rd Session. Ex. Doc. No. 27.
Washington: A.O. P. Nicholson, Printer, 1857.
Page 71. The author of the report was A. D. Bache.
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