pot

1

In Denmark, a unit of liquid capacity, Middle Ages – 1907, defined by the decrees of 1683 and 1698 as = ¹⁄₃₂ cubic fod.  Plural, potter. From 1683 to 1835 (when the size of the fod was changed), about 0.9681 liters. From 1835 to 1907, about 0.9661 liters (2.04 U.S. liquid pints). Also called a krug.

2

In Norway, a unit of liquid capacity, = 1 liter (about 1.06 U.S. liquid quarts). Prior to metrication, the pot (also called the Danish pot or krug) was a unit of liquid or dry capacity, about 0.9661 liter.

3

In France, about 1.86 liters (about 1.97 U.S. liquid quarts). Paris standard: chart symbol  Marseille, Rouen: chart symbol

4

In Switzerland, the Pot, 1.5 liters (about 1.36 U.S. liquid quarts).

5

In Belgium, two units, a unit of dry capacity = 1.5 liters, and a unit of liquid capacity, 0.5 liter.

Prior to metrication, the pot had a number of values in Belgium, depending on the beverage and the location.

wine, Brussels

     

gelte

       

pot à vin

2

     

gemet

3

 

pinte (pot wallon)

1 1⁄3

2

4

uperken or demi-pinte

2

2 2/3

4

8

once

16

32

42 2/3

64

128

 21.16 mL

338.6 mL

677.2 mL

902.9 mL

1.3544 L

2.71 L

 

beer, Brussels

 

stoop

   

pot à bière

2

 

pint

2

4

verre

8

16

32

81.3 mL

650 mL 

1.3002 L

2.6004 L

 

City   Size of pot
in liters
Antwerp, Contich, Hérenthals,
Hoogstraeten, Rethy,Santhoven,
Santvliet, Wilryck
for wine, fine oil 1.3740
for ordinary oil, lamp oil 1.3889
old pot for beer 1.3333
dry capacity, exactly 1 3/8 L 1.3750
above plus Desschel & Gheel dry capacity, exactly 1 1/3 L, 
replaced the value above
1.3333
Ath & Leuze beer & wine 2.1165
oil (fuel) 2.2490
Bouillon   4.4344
Brain-le-Comte   3.2838
Chatelet   1.3588
Charleroi   2.8651
Chimay   2.5325
Ciney   1.6308
Courtray   2.2928
Desschel grand pot de Diest 1.7329
Diest   1.4391
Dinant   1.7774
Enghien   2.2206
Fiorenne   2.0871
Fontaine-l'Évêque   1.5100
Gembloux   2.1099
Gheel, Moll & Waterloo pot du Gheel 1.2582
grand pot de Diest also used  
Ham-sur-Heure   4.9727
Havelange   1.2877
large pot 1.8897
Hubert   2.7490
Jumetz beer and wine 1.4940
La Hulpe beer 2.1168
Laroche   2.6818
Lessines   2.2490
Liége   1.2797
Lierre also for dry capacity 1.4200
Lobbes   3.5993
Lokeren also called a lot 2.3333
Malines (As a unit of dry capacity, also
used at St. Amand, Boom, Bornhem,
Duffel, Haesdonck, Heyst-op-den-berg,
Hingene, Liezele, Lippeloo, Mariekerke,
Moll, Oppuers, Puers, Reeth, Rumpst,
Waerloos, Weerdt, Westerloo)
also for dry capacity 1.3730
Marche   1.9223
Mons, Binche, Boussu,
Jemmape, Quiévrain
  2.0382
Namur & Fleures   1.4190
Nivelles pot à vin of Brussels 1.3544
pot à bière 1.7906
Orchimont   2.5325
Peruwelz   1.8508
Renaix   2.4600
Rhode-Ste. Genèse   1.4600
Soignies   2.9332
Teralphene   1.1470
Thuin   2.8654
Tournay   2.4062
Turnhout, Arendonck, Brecht,
Poppel, Ravels, Weelde
also for dry capacity 1.6384
Walcourt   2.4844
Wavre, Hoeylaert, Ohain,
Overyssche, Rosières
  1.7776

Doursther, 1840.

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