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Correct, but my dictionary had it originally spelled Tonne. Everyone got
Kips. My comments were meant to be from the engineering side where we
calculate in Kips more so than tons, but those who brought up the
convenience and public knowledge are correct - Ton is a more common term
(Even Mathcad does not define Kip as a unit of measure in their program).


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Hill [mailto:ronhill(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2000 9:51 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Trivia

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.
HILL Consulting Engineering
Birmingham, Alabama  USA
Phone: 205.823.4784
FAX: 205.823.4145
Email: ronhill(--nospam--at)
-----Original Message-----
From: SEConsultant [mailto:seconsultant(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2000 11:02 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Trivia

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

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

Kips probably comes from KIlo Pound

Ton is from Tonelada

am I right???

James Korff, PE, PMP
Structural Composites
985 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Suite 128, Foster City, CA 94404
Phone 650-796-8997 / Fax 530-481-6749
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