Stein [German]

In German-speaking areas of Europe, 14 – 19ᵗʰ centuries, a unit of mass which varied with locality and commodity. Literally translated, “stone,” but note that no Stein is the same size as any of the English stones.

wool, hemp, feathers 10 Markpfund, about 4.86 kilograms.
flax 21 Markpfund, about 10.206 kilograms. After 1693, = 20 Pfund, about 9.720 kilograms.
butter 8 Achtel, about 26.656 kilograms.
lead 49 Pfund, about 26.719 kilograms.
Locale Commodity Equivalent kg Sources
Austria (before 1876)   20 Pfund 11.201200 J
Baden   10 Pfund 5 J
Bohemia   1/6 Centner= 20 Pfund 10.287966 J
Bremen (before 1858) flax 20 Pfund 9.970 J
wool, feathers 10 Pfund 4.985 J
Danzig   heavy Stein hemp, flax, rope 33 Pfund 15.434463 D,J
smaller Stein sugar, syrup, rice, etc 22 Pfund 10.289642 D, J
Dresden (before 1858)   22 Pfund 10.274 J
(1858 - 1871)   20 Pfund 10 J
Frankfurt am M.   22 Pfund 11.12 D
Hamburg, Altona wool 22 Pfund 10.661406 J
light Stein wool, feathers 10 Pfund 4.846095 J,D
heavy Stein flax 20 Pfund 9.692189 J,D
Laurenburg, Lübeck (before 1860) wool 22 Pfund 10.663576 J
Leipzig (before 1858)   1/5 Centner = 22 Pfund 10.287741 D, J
Prussia (before 1858) wool 22 Pfund 10.289642 J
         
         
         
         
         
         

D Doursther (1840), pages 424-426.

J Jansen (1900), page xxxiv.

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