cuartilla

1

In Spain, two units:

2

In Venezuela A map showing the location of Venezuela., 20th century, two units:

3

In the provinces of Buenos Aires and Entre-Rios, Argentina, ? – 20th centuries, a unit of dry capacity, = ¼ fanega, about 34.2 liters.¹ chart symbol (In other provinces the almud was used.)

A decree of Buenos Aires on 18 December 1835 adopted a cuartillo of 2,464 cubic pulgadas.² Regulations called for the cuartilla measure to have the following dimensions: length of the top 24 pulgadas, length of the bottom 20 pulgadas, width of both top and bottom 14 pulgadas, and the depth 8 pulgadas.

1. Technical Factors ..., 1972, page 88.

2. Juan Alvarez, page 154. Balatin, page 67.

4

In certain provinces of Argentina, ? – 20th centuries, a unit of liquid capacity, varying locally, and generally but not always = ¼ arroba.

Province Equivalents and Comments Magnitude
in liters
Pages
in sources
Catamarca = 5 frascos 13.20 97, 232
La Rioja = 5 frascos 12.50 98, 233
Mendoza = ¼ arroba = 4 frascos 8.940 89, 220
Salta = 1/5 barril = 5 frascos. 12.50 liters was the official standard, however, the frasco of the city was 2.375137 liters, the same as Buenos Aires, giving a cuartilla of 11.876 liters. 11.876 62, 96, 229
San Luis = ¼ arroba = 4 frascos 8.928 88, 219
San Juan = ¼ arroba, but the media cuartilla was the unit commonly used. 8.937 59, 90, 221
Tucuman = 20 cuartas = 5/26 barril 11.875 62, 94

Balatin.

5

In Ecuador, 20th century (UN 1966), a unit of mass, approximately 23.0 kilograms (approximately 50.7 pounds av.).

6

In Bolivia, ? – 20th century, various units of capacity:

Department Town Volume
in liters
Commodity
Chuquisaca Azurduy, H. Siles, Yotala 3.37  
Camargo, Tarabuco, Villa Busch 3.75  
Sud Cinti 8.12  
La Paz Apolo 3.75  
Pelechuco 3.30  
Cochabamba Arque 6.75 chicha
Arani 4.00 chicha
Cliza 3.75  
Punata 6.00  
Quillacollo 3.37 chicha
Sacaba 1.50  
Tarata 6  
Potosi Betanzos, Colquechaca, Cotagaita, Potosi, Tupiza, Uncia 3.37  
Millares 4.00  
Ocurí 3.80  
Otuyo 12.00  
Puna 6.00  
Sacaca, Vitichi 3.00  
Tumusla 3.20  
Vilacaya 5.75  
Oruro Huanuni, Poopó 3.00  
Oruro 3.00 chicha
Santa Cruz Buena Vista, Montero 6.75  
Lagunillas 3.75  
Tarija Concepción, Padcaya 3.37  
Pampa Redond 3.33  
San Lorenzo 5.75  
Tarija 3.75 wine
7.50  

[Bolivia] Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganaderia y Colonizacion. Dirección General de Economia Rural.
Resumen General de Medidas típicas de la República de Bolivia.
Corrected and revised by the Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones.
[La Paz]: Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones, 1956.

Pages 9, 13, 19, 27, 34, 37 and 41. (Page numbering is not continuous.)

and various units of mass:

Department Town Mass
in kilograms
Commodity
Chuquisaca Zudanez 27 grain
La Paz Quime 17.90 grain
Potosi Tupiza 16.10 grain
Tarija Tarija 2.76 grain

Resumen General de Medidas típicas de la República de Bolivia.Pages 11, 15, 30 and 42.

and a unit of land area in the town of Salinas de G. Mendoza in the department of Oruro, = 2000 square meters.

Resumen General de Medidas típicas de la República de Bolivia. Page 36.

7

In the Territory of New Mexico of the United States, by an act of 12 January 1852, the cuartilla was legalized as a unit of capacity = 1 U.S. standard pint.

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 83. The author of the report was A. D. Bache.

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