anchovy barrel

In Britain, 18ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass corresponding to the capacity of a small barrel, = 16 pounds of anchovies.


Anchovies, the little Barrel, (containing 16 lb. of Fish, as by 4 & 5 W. and M. cap. 4 etc...........6 [pence]

Henry Crouch.
A complete view of the British customs. 1st edition.
London: Printed by T. Baskett and by the assigns of R. Baskett, for T. Longman and T. Shewell, 1724.
Page 71.

Sorry. No information on contributors is available for this page.

home | units index  | search |  contact drawing of envelope |  contributors | 
help | privacy | terms of use