In Austria, a unit of liquid capacity. Article 4 of the law¹ establishing the metric system in Austria specified that the Wiener Eimer was equivalent to 56.5890 liters.
1. Gesetz of 23 July 1871, R.G.B 1872, No. 16. The law is reproduced in
Das Mass- und Gewichtwesen und der Richdienst in Österreich.
Volume 13 of Taschenausgabe de Österreichischen Gesetze.
Vienna: Munz'sche k. u. k. Hof- Verlags- und Universitats-Buchhandlung, 1900.
In Prussia, a unit of liquid capacity, approximately 68.701 800 liters.
In Sweden, a unit of liquid capacity, approximately 78.514 860 liters.
In Switzerland, 19th century, a unit of capacity, after metrication = 37.5 liters.
In Germany, ? – 19th century, units of liquid capacity, varying by location. In Hamburg, 28.96 liters
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