Madras, India, 19th C
measures of capacity

The conversions shown are based on a mercaul size of 832 cubic inches, adopted in 1801. Earlier values included 750 cubic inches.

           

garce

       

parrah

80

     

mercaul

5

400

 

puddy or measure

8

40

3200

 

oozhak

4

32

160

12,800

 

ollock

2

8

64

320

25,600

cubic inches

13

26

104

832

4160

332,800

U.S. bushels

0.006

0.012

0.048

0.387

1.93

154.8

213
mL

426
mL

1.7
L

13.63
L

70.18
L

5453.6
liters

Source: Manual of the Administration of the Madras Presidency… Volume II.
Madras: Printed by E. Keys, at the Government Press, 1885.
Page 514.

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