Paris, France
pre-metric units of dry capacity

Mostly from Doursther.

Grain (except oats) and lime

 

muid

           

setier

12

         

mine

2

24

       

minot

2

4

48

   

boisseau

3

6

12

144

quarte

4

12

24

48

576

 

litron

4

16

48

96

192

2304

mesurette

16

64

256

768

1536

3072

36,864

Law of 1670

50.81
mL

0.81
L

3.25
L

13.008
L

39.025
L

78.05
L

156.10
L

1873.2
L

Système Usuel



0.78
L

3.1
L

12.5
L

37.5
L

75
L

150
L

1800
L

 

Oats, sold stricken

   

muid

           

setier

12

         

mine

2

24

       

minot

2

4

48

   

boisseau

6

12

24

288

 

picotin

4

24

48

96

1152

 

litron

4

16

96

192

384

4608

mesurette

16

64

256

1536

3072

6144

73,728

50.81
mL

813.02
mL

3.25
L

13.01
L

78.05
L

156.10
L

312.20
L

3746.39
L

 

Coal, sold heaped

 

voie

     

minot

15

 

demi-minot

2

30

boisseau

3

6

90

quarte

4

12

24

360

3.25
L

13.01
L

39.02
L

78.05
L

1,170.7
L

All values derived from the value for the voie given on page 582, which agrees with the equivalent given in quarters.  As Doursther notes, the numbers given underestimate the amount of coal in an actual sale, because it is sold heaped.

On page 282 Doursther speaks of the mine de charbon as containing 16 boisseau.  The data on the minot that follows (page 283) indicates that "de bois" must be implied. 

Charcoal, sold heaped

   

muid

           

setier

10

     

mine or charge

2

20

       

minot

2

4

40

   

boisseau

8

16

32

320

picotin or quarte

4

32

64

128

1280

 

litron

4

16

128

256

512

5120

mesurette

16

64

256

2048

4096

8192

81,920

50.81
mL

813.02
mL

3.25
L

13.01
L

104.066
L

208.13
L

416.27
L

4162.66
L

 

Salt

           

muid

           

setier

12

         

mine

2

24

       

minot

2

4

48

   

boisseau

4

8

16

192

quarte

4

16

32

64

768

 

litron

4

16

64

128

256

3072

mesurette

16

64

256

1024

2048

4096

49,152

50.81
mL

813.02
mL

3.25
L

13.01
L

52.033
L

104.07
L

208.13
L

2497.59
L

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