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" ... containing ten pounds avoirdupois weight of distilled water weighed in air, at the temperature of sixty-two degrees of Fahrenheit's thermometer, the barometer being at thirty inches... "
the farmers magazine - Page 138
1823
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An inquiry into the principles involved in the decimalization of ..., Volume 14

Robert Slater - 1855
...this scientific maxim, the law declares, that 10 1bs. Avoirdupois shall be the standard of one gallon of distilled water, " weighed in air at the temperature...of " Fahrenheit's thermometer, the barometer being 30 inches." The Avoirdupois pound, therefore, becomes the index of capacity and extension as well as...
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The Measures, Weights and Moneys of All Nations, and an Analysis of the ...

Wesley Stoker Barker Woolhouse - 1856 - 188 pages
...liquids as for dry goods, not measured by heaped * measure, shall be the gallon, containing 10 Ibs. avoirdupois weight of distilled water, weighed in air at the temperature of 62° of Fahrenheit-s thermometer, the barometer being at 30 inches ; and such brass measure shall be " the...
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Carrick's commercial calculator

Andrew Carrick (accountant.) - 1856 - 18 pages
...of capacity, as well for liquids as for dry goods, is declared to be the gallon, containing 10 Ibs, avoirdupois weight of distilled water weighed in air, at the temperature of 62 degrees of Fahrenheit's thermometer, and is equal to 277.274 cubic inches. From this measure, which...
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The Theory and Practice of Brewing Illustrated ...

William Littell Tizard - 1857 - 520 pages
...establishing uniformity of weights and measures," which provides, that *' the gallon shall contain ten pounds avoirdupois weight of distilled water weighed...thermometer, the barometer being at 30 inches ;" and fixes the cubic inch at 252-458 grains, at the same atmospheric pressure and temperature, the pound...
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Essays on Indian Antiquities, Historic, Numismatic, and ..., Volume 2

James Prinsep - 1858
...gallons of England, with their multiples and divisions. This imperial gallon was made to contain 10 Ibs. avoirdupois weight of distilled water, weighed in air at the temperature of 62° Far., the barometer standing at 30 inches. It has a capacity, therefore, of 277.274 cubic inches. Some...
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Essays on Indian Antiquities: Historic, Numismatic, and Palæographic, Volume 2

James Prinsep - 1858
...gallons of England, with their multiples and divisions. This imperial gallon was made to contain 1 0 Ibs. avoirdupois weight of distilled water, weighed in air at the temperature of 62° Far., the barometer standing at 30 inches. It has a capacity, therefore, of 277.274 cubic inches. Some...
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The Measures, Weights & Moneys of All Nations: And an Analysis of the ...

Wesley Stoker Barker Woolhouse - 1859 - 188 pages
...capacity be constructed ; the definition of the gallon as ' the capacity which contains 10 pounds' weight of distilled water weighed in air at the temperature of 62° Fahrenheit, the barometer being at 30 inches,' as specified in the act 5 Geo. IV., being still retained....
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A Practical Treatise on Dyeing and Calico-printing; Including the Latest ...

Edward Andrew Parnell - 1860 - 729 pages
...of length, in the following manner : According to the act, the imperial standard gallon contains 10 pounds avoirdupois weight of distilled water, weighed in air at the temperature of 62° Fahrenheit's thermometer, the barometer be^ng at 30 inches. The pound avoirdupois contains 7000 troy...
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A General View of the Criminal Law of England

James Fitzjames Stephen - 1863 - 499 pages
...ounce ? Such a part of the weight of " a cubic inch of distilled water weighed in air by brass weights, at the temperature of 62° of Fahrenheit's thermometer, the barometer being at 30 inches."* What is an inch ? A measure bearing a certain proportion to " a pendulum vibrating seconds of mean...
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Transactions, Issue 1

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec - 1863
...avoirdupois. The standard unit of all measures x>f capacity is the Imperial standard gallon containing 10 pounds avoirdupois weight of distilled water, weighed in air at the temperature of 62° Fahrenheit's thermometer. This is equal to 277£ cubic inches, or about f more than the old wine gallon....
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