In the fish trade in Great Britain, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass used at quayside. For white fish in Hull, Grimsby, Fleetwood and Lowestoft, = 10 stone = 140 pounds. Eight-stone (112 pounds) and 12-stone (168 pounds) kits were used for some species at Milford Haven.

J. J. Waterman.
Measures, Stowage Rates and Yields of Fishery Products.
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. Torry Advisory Note Number 17.
Edinburgh (?): HMSO, no date.


In the Dutch East Indies, a unit of liquid capacity used for oil, = 10 kan. The kan was defined legally in 1873 as 1.5751 liters, which would make the kit 15.751 liters. However, it is often given as 15.159 liters.

Encyclopaedie van Nederlansch-Indi�. 2nd edition.
S. de Graaff and D. G. Stibbe, editors.
's-Gravenhage: Martinus Nijhoff, 1918.

Volume 2. Page 687. The figures given in the chart are inconsistent.

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