# Peck (unit of measure)

Peck (in German earlier also written Beck ) is a unit of measurement of space ( dry measure ). The unit symbols are: Imp.pk. ( Imperial ), US.pk.

## British peck

1 imp.pk. = 2 imp.gal. = 8 Imp.qt = 16 Imp.pt. = 32 cup = 64 Imp.gi. = 320 Imp.fl.oz. = 153600 pulses min. ≈ 554.8389 cubic inch ≈ 9.09218 liters

1 Imp.bushel = 4 Imp.pk. = 8 Imp.gal. = 32 Imp.qt = 64 Imp.pt = 128 cup = 256 Imp.gi. = 1280 Imp.fl.oz. = 614400 Imp.min.

The older English volume measure Peck, also Pitany, corresponded to a quarter or the mutt . The measure was only permitted for dry goods, such as grain , salt , coal , fish and similar things.

• 1 peck = 2 gallons = 4 pottles = 8 quarts = 16 pintes = 450 ¼ Parisian cubic inches = 8 37/40 liters = 8.925 liters
• 4 pecks = 1 bushel
• 8 pecks = 1 strikes
• 16 packs = 1 comb
• 32 pecks = 1 quarter
• 160 pecks = 1 tun / ton

The amount of coal on the Thames was calculated as 5 pecks per bushel, or almost 45 liters.

## American peck

1 US pk = 16 US.dry.pt. = 537.605 cubic inch = 8.80977 liters
1 US.bushel = 4 US.pk. = 8 US.dry.gal. = 32 US.dry.qt = 64 US.dry.pt

## conversion

5376050 Imp.pk. = 5548389 US.pk.
1 imp.pk. ≈ 1.032 US pk.
1 US pk ≈ 0.969 Imp.pk.