barn gallon

In England, late 19th century, containers of milk being shipped by rail from Essex to London were marked in “barn gallons” of 17 imperial pints. This was basically an illegal scheme to cheat the farmers.

Alfred J. Martin.
Up-to-date Tables of Imperial, Metric, Indian and Colonial Weights and Measures…
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1904.
Page 64.


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