English
smaller units of liquid capacity, 1825-1995

In imperial measure, these units are also units of dry capacity.

           

gallon

         

pottle

2

       

quart

2

4

       

pint

2

4

8

     

cup

2

4

8

16

   

gill

2

4

8

16

32

 

jack

2

4

8

16

32

64

British imperial
(1825-1995)

71
mL

142
mL

284 
mL

568
mL

1.137
L

2.273
L

4.546
L

imp. fluid ounces

5

10

20

40

80

160

United States

59
mL

118.3
mL

237
mL

473
mL

946
mL

1.893
L

3.785
L

U.S. fluid ounces

2

4

8

16

32

64

128

In the United States in the 21st century, the pottle is called a half gallon, and the gill and jack are called the half cup and quarter cup respectively. The pint and quart referred to above are the U.S. liquid pint and liquid quart, which differ in volume from the U.S. dry pint and dry quart.

In the United Kingdom, all the above units became no longer legal for trade on 1 October 1995, except that the fluid ounce and pint could be used for sales of beer, cider, water, lemonade and fruit juice in returnable containers up to but no later than 31 December 1999, and the pint was retained indefinitely for draft sales of beer and cider and for milk sold in returnable containers.

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