This is a
list of obsolete units of measurement, organized by type. These units of measurement are typically no longer used, though some may be in limited use in various regions. For units of measurement that are unusual but not necessarily obsolete, see List of unusual units of measurement. For units of measurement that are humorous in nature, see List of humorous units of measurement.
Arş and Arşın – two Turkish units of length
Bamboo – also known as the Burmese league
Barleycorn - one-third of an inch. Button – a unit of length which has been used in the UK. It is defined as
in (2.1 mm). 1⁄ 12  : 29
Cana – a unit of length used in the former Crown of Aragon, at least in Catalonia. It is around the same value as the vara of Aragon, Spain, and Portugal. 
Lachter – a unit of length once used in the mining industry in most of Europe. It was usually used to measure depth, tunnel driving and the size of mining fields; it was also used for contract work. In mining in the German-speaking countries, it was the primary unit of length.
Ligne – a French unit of length, roughly equal to 2.25 mm (0.089 in), or 9 points
Pyramid inch – a unit of length, believed to be equal to of the cubit 1⁄ 25
Spat – a unit of length equal to 1,000,000,000 km (620,000,000 mi)
Unglie Vara – an Aragonese, Spanish and Portuguese unit
 Yojana – a Vedic measure of distance used in ancient India. Its value was about 10 km (6.2 mi), although the exact value is disputed among scholars (between 8 and 13 km or 5 and 8 mi) Luminosity
Candlepower – an obsolete unit expressing luminous intensity equal to 0.981 candela, it expresses levels of light intensity in terms of the light emitted by a candle of specific size and constituents. In modern usage candlepower equates directly to the unit known as the candela.
Carcel burner – an efficient lighting device used in the nineteenth century for domestic purposes and in France as the standard measure for illumination
Hefner candle Violle Mass or weight
Abucco – in Bago, Myanmar, this was a unit of mass used for gold and silver. It was approximately 196.44 grams or 6.316 troy ounces. 
Arroba - an Iberian unit of weight, equivalent to 11.5 kilograms 
Bag – a standard weight for a bag of cement was 94 lb (43 kg)  : 37
Corgee – an obsolete unit of mass equal to 212 moodahs, or rush mat bundles of rice. The unit was used in the Canara (now Kanara) region of Karnataka in India.
Dutch cask – a British unit of mass, used for butter and cheese. Equal to 112 lb (51 kg).
Faggot – has multiple meanings in metrology. As relevant to this article, it was a unit of mass, being 120 lb (54 kg).
Keel – a UK unit of mass for coal, equalling 21,540.19446656 kg (47,488.0000000 lb)  : 48
Large sack – a unit of mass equal to 2 (new) sacks
Passeree – a unit of mass equal to about 4.6 kg (10.1412640605 lb)
Pood Roll – a U.K. unit of mass for butter and cheese
 equal to 24 oz (680 g) : 46  : 52 Room – a U.K. unit of mass of
coal equivalent to 15,680 lb (7,110 kg)  : 52
Talent – a unit of mass in the tens of kg
Truss – a unit of mass used to describe tight bundle of hay or straw. It would usually be cuboid, for storage or shipping, and would either be harvested into such bundles or cut from a large rick.
Whey – a unit of mass used for butter and cheese
Zentner Zolotnik Volume (dry or liquid)
from 1950s Quebec. From largest to smallest, they are a
(pint), and a
The latter was used for cream.
Belshazzar Botella − The Spanish for "bottle", which has been given various standard capacities at different times and places, and for different fluids.
Often-cited figures include 0.95 liters in Cuba (1796), 0.75 liters in Cuba (1862) and 0.7 liters in Colombia (1957).  
Cord-foot – a U.S. unit of volume for stacked firewood with the symbol cd-ft equal to 16 cu ft (0.45 m 3)  : 52
Deal – a former U.K. and U.S. unit of volume for stacked firewood. A U.K. deal equaled 7 ft × 6 ft ×  2 in, while a U.S. deal equaled 12 ft × 11 in × + 1⁄ 2 1 in. + 1⁄ 2 
Demiard - an old French unit of volume. When France metricated, it survived in Louisiana and Quebec. The demiard eventually became associated with the American and British half-pint rather than French units.  See the article on the demiard for details. : 34
Homer House cord – a former U.S. unit of volume for stacked firewood
Lambda – an uncommon metric unit of volume discontinued with the introduction of the SI
London quarter Lump of butter – used in the U.S., up to and possibly after of the
American Revolution. It equaled "one well rounded tablespoon". 
Peck – the name of two different units of volume, one imperial and one U.S. Both equaled about 9 litres.
Puddee Salt spoon – used in the U.S., up to and possibly after of the American Revolution. Four salt spoons equaled one teaspoon.
Shipping ton – a unit of volume defined as 50 cu ft (1.4 m 3)
Stuck Wineglass – used in the U.S., up to and possibly after of the American Revolution. One wineglass equaled cup. 1⁄ 4  Other
Atom (time) – a hypothetical unit of time used in the Middle Ages
Bahar – a unit of length in Iran, and was a unit of mass in Oman
Batman – mostly a unit of mass, but sometimes a unit of area
Demal – unit of concentration
Dimi (metric prefix) – a discontinued non- SI metric prefix for 10 −4 
Fanega – a unit of dry volume, and a unit of area
Fresnel – a unit of frequency
Garce – a unit of dry volume in India, and a unit of mass in Sri Lanka
Hobbit – a unit of volume, or, more rarely, of weight
Kula – a unit of area in India, and mass in Morocco
Last – a unit of mass or volume
League – usually a unit of length, but sometimes a unit of area
Newton scale – a temperature scale devised by Isaac Newton in 1701.   
Perch – most commonly a unit of area, but sometimes a unit of length or volume
Pièze – a unit of pressure
Quibi - a unit of time equal to 10 minutes. First used in Quibi’s own Super Bowl LIII advertising campaign, this word saw small amounts of ironic adoption.
Rood – a unit of area or length
Sack – originally a medieval unit of mass, equal to 26 stone (364 pounds, or about 165 kg). Since a unit of dry volume, equal to 24 imperial gallons (about 109 liters).
Schoenus – a unit of area or length
Scrupulum – a unit of area, mass, or time
Seam – a unit of mass or volume
Seer – a unit of mass or volume
Toise – a unit of area, length, or volume
Tub – usually a unit of mass, but sometimes a unit of volume
Uncia – an ancient Roman unit of length, mass, or volume
Wey – a unit of mass or volume Winchester measure – a system of volume measurement References
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