Food And Drugs


SECTION 21-18-6

§ 21-18-6. Standard barrel and bushel.

The standard barrel for apples shall be of the following dimensions when measured without distention of its parts: length of stave, twenty-eight and one-half inches ( 281 / 2" ); diameter of heads, seventeen and one-eighth inches ( 171 / 8" ); distance between heads, twenty-six inches (26"); circumference of bulge, sixty-four inches (64"), outside measurements; and the thickness of staves not greater than four-tenths of an inch (4/1/i0"); provided that any barrel of a different form having a capacity of seven thousand fifty-six cubic inches (7,056 cu. in.) shall be a standard barrel. The standard bushel box or standard bushel basket for apples shall be a container having a capacity of not less than one United States standard bushel or two thousand one hundred fifty and forty-two one-hundredths cubic inches (2,150.42 cu. in.). Containers for apples other than the standard barrel or bushel shall be marked in terms of cubical capacity or count.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1931, ch. 1701, § 5; G.L. 1938, ch. 212, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 21-18-6.)