Re: Hauling Milled Flour in the 1940s
Reference the following link for a postcard of the Scott County (Missouri)
A flour barrel can holds 196 lbs of wheat flour. Wheat flour
weighs about 42 lbs/cubic foot, so that should tell you how
large the flour barrel is -- less than 5 cubic feet. An oil
barrel holds 42 gallons, which is just over 5 1/2 cubic feet.