Schachtrute [German]

A unit of volume used in earthwork and masonry, conceptually 1 Rute long, 1 Rute wide, and 1 Fuß high, but the actual volume depends on the size of the Rute and Fuß used. There were, for example, Rute 10, 12, 14, and 16 Fuß long. Some 19ᵗʰ century examples:

Jansen (1900), page xxxi. Also Noback, Doring,


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