Schiffspfund [German]

A large pre-metric unit of mass, primarily used in the weighing the cargos of ships along the Baltic coast.Literally, “ship-pound.” Early versions were around 135 kilograms, later, usually around 150 kilograms.  Some localities also had a slightly larger Shiffspund for goods being transported overland.

For similiar units in other areas, see Netherlands, schippond; Denmark, Norway, skippund; Sweden, skeppund;

 

Locale Period Equivalents Kilograms Sources
Bremen before 1858 in theory = 300 Pfund, but in practice = 22 Liespfund each 14 Pfund, making 308 Pfund. 153.538 Do, J
Estonia   = 20 Liespfund each 20 Pfund 154.344300 J
Frankfurt a. M.   = 3 Centner 151.5284 J
Hamburg
= 20 Liespfund
before 1858  sea freight, = 2½ Zentners = 20 Liespfund each 14 Pfund = 280 (Mark-)Pfund 135.690646 J
land freight,  each Liespfund = 16 Pfund 155.075024 J
Hannover before 1858 = 2½ Centner = 20 Liespfund each 14 Pfund = 280 Pfund 137.0978 J
Celle this link goes to another website   = 2½ Centner = 20 Liespfund = 20 Stein of flax = 28 Stein of wool 137.09 D
Courland
= 20 Liespfund each 20 Pfund
  Liepāja this link goes to another website (Libau) 157.1440 J
Jelgava this link goes to another website (Mitau) 167.4448 J
Livonia   = 20 Liespfund each 20 Pfund 167.5326 J
Lübeck
20 Liespfund each 14 Pfund
  before 1861, 135.718 J
since 1861 = 280 new Pfund 140.000 J
Austria to end of 1875 = 300 Schiffspfund 168.018 J
Prussia before 1858 land freight 3 Centner = 330 Pfund 154.344 J
Dantzig   = 3 Centner = 10 heavy Stein = 20 Liespfund each 16½ Pfund = 330 Pfund 154.344 J
Saxony   (up to 1858) 3 Centner Leipzig weight = 330 Pfund. 154.316 J
(1858-1871) 3 Centner = 300 Pfund 150.000 J

Do Doring 1854

J Jansen 1900

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