schepel

1

In the Netherlands, 1817 – 20th century¹, a unit of dry capacity, = ¹⁄₁₀ mudde = 10 kops = 100 maatjes = 10 liters (about 1.135 U.S. pecks).

Prior to metrication, the schepel = ¹⁄₃ sac = 4 vierdevat = 32 kops, about 27.814 liters (about 3.16 U.S. pecks).

1. United Nations, 1966.

2

In the Cape Colony, South Africa, a unit of dry capacity. As 4 schepels were said to equal 3 imperial bushels, it must have come with the Dutch settlers in the version that = 32 kops. Its use was made illegal by Act 11 of 1858.

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