In Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands, 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of liquid capacity used for whale oil.

Locale Alternative Names Equivalents Liters
Amsterdam quardeel, kwarteel 18 - 21 steekkannen 343 - 400
Helsingør (Elsinore), Denmark quarter, quarteel = 63 English wine gallons 238.5
Hamburg and Altoona Quarteel opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system  231.69 liters
(a weight of 4 Centners = 448 Pfund, about 217 kg


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