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wine Visierer

Old and already extinct occupation in the wine business at place of the large wine trade places. These public-law persons were trained accordingly. Due to the variety of different and non-standard drum formats or volumes, it was necessary to have the actual content of the full or only partially filled wine barrels determined. This was done in indirect measurement by means of so-called sighting rods, which through the upper bunghole the barrel diagonally to the two straight side walls to the inner lower approach of staves were led. The mean of the two dimensions gave the respective wine content. The technical term was also "auslitern". This professional group was also called Röder. She was active in Germany until the end of the 19th century. A similar function for the determination of a quantity of wine had the Ungelder, See also a list of old occupations and practices below Customs in viticulture,

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