Pounds and Ounces

Easily convert pounds to ounces, ounces to pounds and pounds and ounces to kilograms and grams.

Pounds and ounces, or Imperial measurements, were used until very recently in UK shops. One pound was abbreviated to lb. Once again, from the Latin, libra. Sixteen ounces made a pound and the abbreviation was oz. Have a look at on old recipe book for a few examples.


The basic measurements were:


16oz = 1lb
141b = 1 stone
8 stone = 1 cwt (hundred weight)
20cwt = ton


20 fl.oz (fluid ounces) = 1 pint
8 pints = 1 gallon


12" (inches) = 1' (foot or ft)
3 feet = 1 yard (yd)
1760 yards = 1 mile



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