Philippines
units of mass

             

tonelada

           

pecul

16

         

lachsa

2 1/12

33 1/3

     

chinanta

4 4/5

10

160

     

catty

10

48

100

1600

   

punto

2 4/9

24 4/9

117 1/3

244 4/9

~3911

 

tael

6 6/11

16

160

768

1600

25,600

Manila, in Spanish onza

1 3/8

9

22

220

1056

2200

converted to gramsĀ¹

39.53

258.76

632.52

6,325.2

30,361.0

63,252.2

converted to gramsĀ²

37.22

243.6

595.5

5954.7

28,582.6

59,547.2

Doursther (1840)

243.55 g

632.5 g

30.24 kg

63.25 kg

Martini (1883)

39.54

632.6 g

6.32627 kg

63.26 kg

               

Mindinao, Doursther

 


1 1/3 lb av
or 604.7 g



60.47
kg

 

1.  At 1 onza = 28.751 grams.

2. Taking as the basis the weight of the Mexican peso (27.0669 grams, according to Doursther), instead of the Spanish onza. Kelly and Nelkenbrecher state that the peso was the standard in Manila. Apparently that is the case only for the punto.

The chart above demonstrates the collision of the Chinese and Spanish systems of weights.

 

           

pecul

         

caban

~1.031

       

lachsa

~2.021

2 1/12

   

chinanta

4 4/5

9.7

10

   

catty

10

48

97

100

 

punto

3

30

144

291

300

after metrication

200
g

600
g

6
kg

28.8
kg

58.2
kg

60
kg

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