Becher [German]

1

In Austria, a unit of dry capacity, = ¹⁄₁₆ Achtel = 4 Viertelbecher = 8 Getreidprobmetz or Achtelbecher = 16 Sechzehntelbecher = 32 Zweiunddreissigstelbecher, about 0.48 liter (about 0.87 U.S. dry pint).

Doursther, page 52.

2

In the Grand Duchy of Baden, a measure of dry capacity, = ¹⁄₁₀ Maessel or pot, 0.150 liters. However, in some areas Becher was an alternative name for the Metze when it was used for oats, a much larger unit of dry capacity. For example,

Locale Liters
Bischofsheim-sur-le-Tauber 14.626
Lauda 13.852
Grunsfeld 17.510

3

Dry Capacity, Switzerland
Locale Equivalents; Comments Liters
Basel = ¹⁄₁₆ large Sester 2.135
Lucerne and Unterwalden  = ¹⁄₁₆ Viertel = 10 Primes 2.172
Dry Capacity, Other Areas
Locale Equivalents, Synonyms Liters
Brunswick  = ¹⁄₁₆ Himt.
also called a Löcher
1.944
Münster = ¹⁄₁₂ Scheffel = 4 Maesschen 1.939
Osnabrück = ¹⁄₁₆ boisseau 1.794
Soest = ¼ Spint 1.841

4

In at least two cities in Switzerland, a unit of liquid capacity: 

Liquid Capacity, Switzerland
Locale Equivalents; Comments Milliliters
Bern = ½ Vierteli 209
Zurich Used for oil. = ½ Mass. In French, the Mass was called a pot and the Becher a gobelet. 688
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