inch board

1) An inch is the twelfth part of a foot, a standard measure in the past, and inch board was the word for a board one inch thick.

1613 19 half inche boards and one other inche board all 4 yeards long and foet brode cost 9d a peese xvs, Brandsby

1639 Item in ynch Boards & seeleing boards, Swinsty. In a list of deals purchased at Hull by Sir Walter Calverley in 1705 were: 100 boards of one inch thicknesse Ł15 0 0.

dates 1613 1639 1705

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