Carriage (unit)

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The car was a unit of volume in the Duchy of Nassau and a unit of mass in various German steelworks.

Coal measure

The measure was used in the charcoal trade .

Pig iron measure

Ore measure

  • Condition: 1 car = 3960 pounds (Cologne) and comparison: 10 cars in Siegen = 9 cars in Sayn
  • Sayn 1 trolley = 24 measure / bucket = 3000 pounds (Cologne.) (3840 to 4800 pounds also possible)


  • Oscar Mothes: Illustrated Construction Lexicon. Volume 2 (F – M), Otto Spamer Publishing House, Leipzig / Berlin 1866, p. 503
  • Louis Schmidt: The Bavarian arithmetic master and accountant. Christian Kaiser, Munich 1863, p. 8
  • Johann Georg Ludolph Blumhof: An attempt at an encyclopedia of iron and steel engineering and the arts and crafts that depend on it, or an alphabetical explanation of the work, terms and artificial words that occur in the melting, refining and processing of iron. Volume 4, Georg Friedrich Heyer, Gießen 1821, p. 435.