[Sca-cooks] Manchet Size/Weight

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Wed Oct 15 17:00:42 PDT 2008

The weights and measures used in the United States are derived from the 
English standards of Elizabeth's time.  There have been some changes over 
time but the ounce in question should be the same.  The British Imperial 
System is an artifact of the early 19th Century.

BTW, the U.S. uses the Winchester bushel/


>I know that in Elizabethan times, the manchet size was described as 
>"...everie loaf weigheth 8 ounces, into the oven, and 6 ounces out."
> Does anyone know if the ounces mentioned in Elizabethan times is the same 
> weight that we use today when we say the words "weighs 8 ounces"?
> In Service,
> Katheline

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