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In 1567, Elector Jacob III of Eltz initiated the “Eich” on the Moselle: a measuring practice for wine and other goods in wine proportions. The measuring unit was Ohm (1 Ohm = 160 litres). Only in the second half of the 19th century, the French tun (1 tun = 1000 litres) or the French litre, respectively, ousted Ohm as the standard measure for wine casks.
Prussia initiated the establishment of state-controlled gauging offices in the Moselle municipalities.