Some weights and measures useful to bakers: Apothecaries’ weights and measures

Apothecaries’ Weights
20 grains = 1 scruple
3 scr = 1 dram
8 drs = 1 ounce
12 ounces = 1 lb

Apothecaries’ Measures
1 fluid minim = 0.0045 cubic inches
60 fluid minims = 1 fluid dram
8 drams = 1 fl oz
20 oz = 1 pint

The Baker’s ABC by John Kirkland, formerly Head Teacher of National School of Baking, published 1927 by Gresham

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One response to “Some weights and measures useful to bakers: Apothecaries’ weights and measures

  1. So now I know where I can get scruples should I ever lose mine…