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Before approximately the 14th century there were two hundredweights in England, one of 100 pounds, and one of 108 pounds. In 1340, King Edward III changed the value of the stone from 12 pounds to 14 pounds. Since a hundredweight is 8 stones, the 100-pound hundredweight became 112 pounds.
sh cwt =
cwt long * 1.1200
This US measurement is equivelent to one hundred pounds
Long Hundredweights (UK) to Short Hundredweights (US)
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Created:Fri 31 Oct 2003 this page last updated:: Wed 08 Feb 2013