Klafter [German]

Units of length

1

In Lower Austria, ? – late 19th century, a unit of length. The Klafter of Vienna = 6 Fuss. Article 4 of the 1871 law┬╣ establishing the metric system in Austria specified that the Wiener Klafter was equivalent to 1.896 484 meters (about 2.074 yards).

1. Gesetz of 23 July 1871, R.G.B 1872, No. 16. The law is reproduced in
Georg Thaa.
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.

2

In Prussia, a unit of length, about 1.883 meters (about 2.06 yards).

3

In Switzerland, a unit of length, after metrication = 1.8 meters (about 1.97 yards).

4

In Bohemia, a unit of length = 3 ells, about 1.778130 meters (about 1.945 yards).

Units of capacity

5

In Prussia, ? – 19th century, a unit of capacity for firewood = 108 cubic Fuss, about 3.389 cubic meters. A pile 6 Fuss by 6 Fuss and 3 Fuss high.

Cl. de Laharpe.
Notes & Formules de L'Ingénieur et du Constructeur-Mécanicien. 7th ed.
Paris: E. Bernard & Cie. 1889.
Page 617.

6

In Germany, 20th century, a measure of capacity for firewood, a pile 6 Fuss square and, depending on locality, 2, 2½ or 3 Fuss high.

Arthur E. Kennelly.
Vestiges of Pre-Metric Weights and Measures Persisting in Metric-System Europe, 1926-1927.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1928.

Page 97.

7

In Bavaria, Germany, 20th century, a unit of capacity for firewood, = 3 steres.

Arthur E. Kennelly.
Vestiges of Pre-Metric Weights and Measures Persisting in Metric-System Europe, 1926-1927.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1928.

Page 90.

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