Scheffel [German]

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In German-speaking Europe, ? – 20ᵗʰ centuries, a unit of dry capacity, varying greatly by locality.

Locale Equivalents commodity liters  
Braunschweig        
Bremen        
Deutsche Reich        
Hamburg        
Lübeck        
Mecklenburg-Schwerin        
         
         
  Salz-Scheffel, Kohlen-Scheffel salt, coal   J
Mecklenburg-Strelitz        
Prussia        
Saxony = 1/12 Malter = 4 Viertel grain, coal, lime 103.8256 J
Switzerland        
Würtemburg Getreide-Scheffel = 8 Simri grain 177.2263 J
Kalk-Scheffel lime 73.481600 J

In Prussia, the Scheffel was defined by the law of 16 May 1816 as 3072 cubic Zoll, about 54.96 liters. link to a table showing relationships between Prussian units of dry capacity

With metrication, the Scheffel = 50 liters.

resources

U. Kröger.
Der Lübecker Scheffel – ein Getriedemaẞ in früherer Zeit.
Zeitschrift des Vereins für Lübeckische Geschichte und Alterumskunde, volume 65 (1985), pages 333-340.

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