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  • "bdelph" started this thread

Location: Harrison, Maine USA

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Sunday, June 26th 2011, 12:35am


I found a land measurement in old 19th Century documents of "Ruthen". For example "Ackerland dritter Klasse auf der Brücke von 45 Ruthen 10 Fuß . . ."

Does anyone know anything about this unit of measurement? How big is it?

Any help is appreciated.


Sunday, June 26th 2011, 12:45am

Hi ?,

look here: (sorry, the link doesn't work like I want)

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "animei" (Jun 26th 2011, 12:47am)



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Sunday, June 26th 2011, 1:16am

This will do

How big it is depends on time and region. Also "Fuß" = foot is not the same at any time and region.
Ein Jegliches Ding hat seine Zeit, und alles Vornehmen unter dem Himmel hat seine Stunde
Derzeitige Lieblingsbaustellen: GRUNER u. LINCKE, Sachsen, ab 1849 auch Schweiz. WURMSER von Schaffoltzheim, Bormio, Schweiz, Elsaß, Heidelberg. STREICHER, Ulm, 16. Jhdt. (Schwenckfelder). WERNBORNER, Hessen u.a.