Lot (weight)

The Lot (formerly also written Loth) was a unit of measurement of mass, which was mainly used in German-speaking states of the Holy Roman Empire and in Scandinavia.

W├╝rttemberg Loth (1859)
Bavarian 4 Loth (before 1870) prismatic

It was replaced in the German Reich in 1868/69/72, in Austria in 1871/76 and in Switzerland in 1875/77 by the metric unit of measurement, the gramme. But in the early 20th century it was still used as a popular unit of measure in cooking and baking recipes.[1]

An imprecise but clear rule of thumb is that a lot corresponds to a "spoonful".[2]


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