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Section 116. Each barrel, crate, one half crate or one quarter crate used for the sale or delivery of cranberries shall be of the standard measure prescribed in this or the preceding section, and shall be marked as therein required. No person shall use any barrel, crate, one half crate or one quarter crate for such sale or delivery, the capacity of which is less than that of the corresponding standard package prescribed in the preceding section. Sealers of weights and measures shall enforce this and the preceding section. Whoever violates any provision of this or the preceding section shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars.

It shall be lawful to use for the sale and delivery of cranberries, square or oblong packages which contain one half crate or one quarter crate, provided that such packages have an interior capacity, exclusive of any partition or support, of nine hundred and ninety and of four hundred and ninety-five cubic inches, respectively. No barrel, crate, one half crate or one quarter crate, intended to be used for the sale or delivery of cranberries, except of the standard measure specified in this section, and plainly marked with the words “Massachusetts Standard Measure”, shall be manufactured or sold. No person shall so mark any barrel or other package so used, or intended to be used, unless its interior capacity is as great as the capacity herein specified for such package.

Nothing in this or the preceding section shall prohibit the use of third, half and three quarter barrels, as provided by United States law.

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