wine gallon


In Barbados, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of capacity, approximately 3.78542 liters. Like the U.S. gallon, which is the same size, this unit is a survival of the English wine gallon.


In Gibraltar, 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of liquid capacity for wine, about 4.14113 liters, = 1.094 English wine gallon.

Nelkenbrecher (20th ed, 1890), page 420.


In the State of New York, USA, 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of liquid capacity which was the base unit of its measures of liquid capacity.


(Liquid Measure of the State of New York.)

221.184 [cubic inches] = 1 gallon

Note. By the Revised Statutes of the State of New York, the wine gallon is the standard for all liquid measures, and the legislature have enacted that it shall contain 8 lbs. of pure water at its maximum density.

J. M. Scribner.
Scribner's Engineers' and Mechanics' Companion. 9th ed.
New York: Huntington and Savage, 1849.
Page 12.

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