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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: Image sizing help
From: "Kit McChesney | Acmefoto" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 23:11:22 -0700

Cool! Now do you know how your family came to have the name? Were they
"firkin-crafters" or somesuch? ;-)


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Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 10:46 PM
Subject: [Leica] Re: Image sizing help

Kit McChesney | Acmefoto writes:

> Alistair--
> Now, if a firkin is 9 gallons, what was the original "stuff" that was
> measured in 9 gallon quantities? Was it the beer? And why is 9 gallons
> significant?
> Gosh, I guess this is off-topic. We're talking Crackers and Firkins now.

"I'm" always on topic ;-) The firkin is a 9 gallon keg of beer. 6 firkins
make a hogshead (our family home when 4 children lived at home) and 2
firkins make a Kilderkin (our family home when we all left ;-) )

Forget all references to bathwater and lard ;-)Simply not true

Alastair Firkin @ work ;-)

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