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[RC] History of Imperial units - Sisu West Ranch

I found this information at http://www.france-property-and-information.com/imperial-system-and-history.htm

"These units were standardised by the Magna Carta of 1215 and were periodically reviewed and updated (notably in 1496, 1588 and 1758). The UK Weights and Measures Act of 1824 was one such review, which not only modified the types and sizes of the units, but renamed them from the English units of measurement to the Imperial System of Measurement. This new standard was then introduced throughout the UK and its colonies at this time.
However, the USA had become independent prior to this and consequently did not adopt the Imperial system of measurement. Instead, they had developed their own measurement standards, based on the English units system which was used throughout the States prior to independence. As a result, the older English units developed into the USA system of measurement in the USA and into the Imperial system of measurement in the UK and countries colonised by the UK. "

Apparently the British pint changed in 1824, but the American did not. By the way elsewhere in the reference, it did state that the British Yard and the American yard are now the same and referenced to the Meter, that is now defined from a certain Cd transition light wave length (.914401829 Meter = 3600/3937= 1 Yard)

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