Convert palm (U.S.) to line (button makers)
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Definition and details for palm (U.S.):
Palm (U.S.) is a traditional unit of length equal to the length of a person's hand, from wrist to the end of the middle finger. This kind of palm definition was common in the U.S. during 19th century. One palm was equal to 9 inches or 22.86cm and it was comparable to span.
Definition and details for line (button makers):
U.S. button maker use the "line" unit of length to measure buttons. This unit is equal to 1/40 inch or 0.635 mm. It was probably introduced by German immigrants, who used since ninth century a different version of "ligne" equal to 1/40 inch to measure buttons.