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Ton originally TUN

English for a large cask holding 252 gallons of wine.
Also means twenty hundreds gross = 2240 lb

June 1827 Congress , by law , established a ton as 2000lb.


Ron Hill, P.E.
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-----Original Message-----
From: SEConsultant [mailto:seconsultant(--nospam--at)earthlink.net]
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2000 11:02 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Trivia


You got Kips correct - Look to old English for Ton.

-----Original Message-----
From: james korff pe pmp [mailto:seaoc(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2000 1:15 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Trivia



Kips probably comes from KIlo Pound


Ton is from Tonelada

am I right???

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