# quarteron

Various units in French, the name indicating the unit is a fourth of some larger unit. But not always. In Troyes, 1 setier = 5 quarterons

1. Félix Bourquelot.
Études sur les Foires de Champagne…
Mémoires préséntes par divers savants a l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres de l'Institute Impérial de France. 2nd series, volume 5.
Paris: Imprimerie Impériale, 1845.
Page 78.

## 1

In France, ? – late 18ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass in the poids de marc system, ¼ livre poids de marc, about 122.38 grams.

## 2

In France, a unit of mass, ¼ of a cent or centaine, about  kilograms.

## 3

In Marseille and Toulon, France, a unit of liquid capacity for oil, about 400.05 milliliters.

## 4

Units of land area in France. In an area that is now Belgium (Hainaut province) and in northern France (Nord dept.), = ¼ journal.

In the department of Aisne, = 13 square verges, about 1,076 square meters (about 1,287 square yards).

At Montpellier, = 37 2/3 dextres, about 712 square meters.

## 5

In Switzerland, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of dry capacity, the French version of the Viertel. In 1835 twelve of the cantons in which German was the primary language signed a Konkordat establishing new weights and measures based on the sizes of units in the French metric system. In this system, the Viertel (and hence quarteron) = 15 liters (about 1.70 U.S. peck).

In the canton of Vaud, between 1823 and 1835, the quarteron was apparently equal in volume to the broc for liquids.

Some earlier dry capacity values
Locale Equivalents Liters
Boll = ¹⁄₁₀ sac 13.627
Castels = ¹⁄₈ sac 17.535
Corbières = ¹⁄₁₂ sac 9.799
Fribourg = ¹⁄₁₆ sac or = 6 immi 7.984
Gruyères = ¹⁄₁₀ sac 13.489
Murten = ¹⁄₁₀ sac 12.735
Staeffis = ¹⁄₁₂ sac 10.950
Vaud (including the city of Lausanne) = ¹⁄₁₀ sac = 10 émines = 100 copets = 500 cubic pouce 13.500

Doursther, 1840. Page 451.

## 6

In the Swiss canton of Vaud, a unit of liquid capacity, = ¹⁄₂₄ setier = 2 pots or (in German) Mass, about 1.993 liters. It was abolished in January 1823, replaced by the broc.

In Geneva, = ¹⁄₂₄ setier, about 1.904 liters.

Doursther, 1840. Page 451.