Measurements and Conversions Chart

Conversion for weights, measures, metric system, and more.

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Here is a chart of household measurements and metric conversions.

TABLE OF MEASURES

Apothecaries’

Square

1 scruple = 20 grains 1 square foot = 144 square inches
1 dram = 3 scruples 1 square yard = 9 square feet
1 ounce = 8 drams 1 square rod = 301 ¼ square yards = 2721 ¼ square feet
1 pound = 12 ounces 1 acre = 160 square rods = 43,560 square feet

Avoirdupois

1 square mile = 640 acres = 102,400 square rods
1 ounce = 16 drams 1 square rod = 625 square links
1 pound = 16 ounces 1 square chain = 16 square rods
1 hundredweight = 100 pounds 1 acre = 10 square chains
1 ton = 2,000 pounds

Cubic

1 long ton = 2,240 pounds 1 cubic foot = 1,728 cubic inches

Liquid

1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet
4 gills = 1 pint 1 cord = 128 cubic feet
63 gallons = 1 hogshead 1 U.S. liquid gallon = 4 quarts = 231 cubic inches
2 hogsheads = 1 pipe or butt 1 imperial gallon = 1.20 U.S. gallons = 0.16 cubic foot
2 pipes = 1 tun 1 board foot = 144 cubic inches

Dry

Kitchen

2 pints = 1 quart 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
4 quarts = 1 gallon 16 tablespoons = 1 cup
2 gallons = 1 peck 1 cup = 8 ounces
4 pecks = 1 bushel 2 cups = 1 pint

Linear

2 pints = 1 quart
1 hand = 4 inches 4 quarts = 1 gallon
1 link = 7.92 inches

To Convert Celsius and Fahrenheit:

1 span = 9 inches °C = (°F – 32)/ 1.8
1 foot = 12 inches °F = (°C × 1.8) + 32
1 yard = 3 feet  
1 rod = 5 ½ yards  
1 mile = 320 rods = 1,760 yards = 5,280 feet  
1 Int. nautical mile = 6,076.1155 feet  
1 knot = 1 nautical mile per hour  
1 fathom = 2 yards = 6 feet  
1 furlong = ⅛ mile = 660 feet = 220 yards  
1 league = 3 miles = 24 furlongs  
1 chain = 100 links = 22 yards

 

METRIC CONVERSIONS

Linear

Household

1 inch = 2.54 centimeters ½ teaspoon = 2 mL
1 centimeter = 0.39 inch 1 teaspoon = 5 mL
1 meter = 39.37 inches 1 tablespoon = 15 mL
1 yard = 0.914 meter ¼ cup = 60 mL
1 mile = 1.61 kilometers ⅓ cup = 75 mL
1 kilometer = 0.62 mile ½ cup = 125 mL

Square

⅔ cup = 150 mL
1 square inch = 6.45 square centimeters ¾ cup = 175 mL
1 square yard = 0.84 square meter 1 cup = 250 mL
1 square mile = 2.59 square kilometers 1 liter = 1.057 U.S. liquid quarts
1 square kilometer = 0.386 square mile 1 U.S. liquid quart = 0.946 liter
1 acre = 0.40 hectare 1 U.S. liquid gallon = 3.78 liters
1 hectare = 2.47 acres 1 gram = 0.035 ounce

Cubic

1 ounce = 28.349 grams
1 cubic yard = 0.76 cubic meter 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds
1 cubic meter = 1.31 cubic yards 1 pound = 0.45 kilogram

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Source: 

The Old Farmer's Almanac

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