Zoll [German]

See also: Neuzoll.

In Germany, 20th century, a unit of length = 10 Linie, generally = 1/12 Fuss, but in some times and places = 1/10 Fuss

In the 19th century the great variety of regional and national values for the Zoll were gradually replaced by the value adopted by Prussia, approximately 2.62 centimeters (approximately 1.03 inches), as that nation achieved hegemony over non-Austrian German-speaking Europe.

Region     Fuss,
millimeters
Zoll in
a Fuss
Comments Zoll, centimeters
Altenburg (Sachsen-Altenburg) 1869   283.290 12   2.3599
Baden 1810   300 10   3
Bavaria   1876 291.8592 10 for surveying  
1800   291.859 12   2.4321
Bavarian Rheinpfalz,
Oberamt Meisenheim
1824   333.3333 12   2.7775
Braunschweig 1837   285.3624 12   2.3780
    456.5798 10 Dezimalfuss, for surveying  
Bremen 1871   289.355 12    
10 for surveying  
Frankfurt am Main 1812   500 10   5
1824   284.613   Werkfuss 2.372
1812   284.649      
Hamburg 1822 1871 286.571 12   2.388
Hannover 1826   291.999      
1869   292.0947 12   2.4340
Hessen     250 10   2.5
Hesse-Darmstadt 1818   250 10 neu Zoll 2.5
Koburg (Sachsen-Koburg)     303.97   Werkfuss 2.5321
Gotha (Sachsen-Gotha) 1869   281.330 12   2.3444
1869   287.6 12 Baufuss 2.3968
    282.655   Waldfuss. For lumber.  
Koblenz 1802         2.4218
Kurhessen (Hesse-Kassel)     287.699 12 Normalfuss,
= 11 rheinische Zoll
 
    284.915   Katasterfuss,
old Kasselian Fuss.
for surveying
 
Leipzig 1871   282.246      
1870   282.470      
1847   282.546      
1869   282.650 12 Ratfuss 2.3550
1840   282.655   bau  
1822   282.801      
1869   283.190 12   2.3590
Lippe 1824   289.513 12   2.4126
Lübeck 1869   287.622 12   2.3968
1869       Werkfuss 2.3874
Mecklenburg -   1873 291.006   Feldfuss, for surveying.
Called the “Lübecker Fuss”
but it is not the Fuss
that was used in Lübeck
2.3291
Meiningen (Sachsen-Meiningen)     303     2.6150
  1869     Baufuss 2.4360
Nassau 1851   300 10 Werkfuss or neu Fuss 3
1851   500 10 Feldfuss 5
Nürnberg 1869   30.2695?     2.5330
Prussia,
Mecklenburg-Strelitz,
Anhalt
      12 rheinlandische Fuss 2.62
Prussia 1816         2.6154
1869         2.6150
Prussia, Anhalt       10 Dezimalfuss 3.766242
Reuss     283.19 12 Geraer Fuss  
Saxony - 1871     429.505 10 Dezimalfuss 4.295
    283.1901 10    
12 Leipziger Fuss 2.3599
    28.3333 12 Dresdener Fuss  
Schaumburg-Lippe     290.1 12    
Schleswig-Holstein 1869         2.3880
Schwartzburg-Rudolstadt     282.2 12    
Trier 1801   293.752 12 Landfuss, Werkfuss 2.4479
  30.51 12 For carpentry 2.5425
  28.87 11 For mining 2.6245
Oldenburg   1874 295.879 12   2.47
Weimar (Sachsen-Weimar) 1811   281.978 12   2.3
1869   282      
Württemberg 1810     12 alt Zoll, 2.3874
    286.4903 10 neu Zoll 2.864903
 
Switzerland 1851   300 10   3
Austria-Hungary   1876 316.102304 12 wiener Fuss 2.6342
Luxembourg 1815         2.775

Klimpert, page 111. Witthöft, Part 2 (volume 3).

In Hungary in the 1950s the width and breadth of sawn lumber was measured in zoll (perhaps locally spelled czol), while the length was measured in meters.

Private communication, Gabor Kalman, 1995. Mr. Kalman's family was in the lumber business in Hungary.

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