Designation (also Küfe) for old hollow measure and/or also a barrel type for beer and wine with locally quite different barrel volume. In Prussia this was 458 litres and in Saxony 637 litres. Other sources also mention 786 and 796 litres. The occupational title cooper (Fassbinder) is derived from this. See also under barrel types and hollow dimensions.
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