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cape foot + double sheet

Filed under: — adrian @ 12:25 pm

I learned today that from 1859-1950 the foot in the Cape (aka the Cape foot) was 12.396 English inches. Apparently this still shows up on some old architectural drawings.

I had my bed delivered yesterday and I tried to put on my double-size (aka full-size in the US) sheet and it was really a stretch to get it on. I was a bit perturbed but I thought it might be that the mattress is quite tall and that could take up all the slack plus some. The mystery was solved today, though, when the bed shop called to say that they’d made a mistake and delivered a queen bed instead of a double.

2 Responses to “cape foot + double sheet”

  1. Colin Says:

    Do you get to keep the queen or are they delivering you your double. Sleeping by oneself in a queen bed is a treat!

  2. adrian Says:

    I didn’t get to keep the queen. I would have liked the queen just fine, but it was huge in my room.

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