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It's about three-fourths as tall as a Refrigerator (Side-by-side).
In other words, 8.70 shaftments is 0.7410 times the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side), and the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side) is 1.350 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Fridge, a.k.a Icebox) (for G.E. Profile model no. PSDW3YGXSS; total exterior height)
A common refrigerator model measures 11.70 shaftments in total exterior height. When General Electric released its first widely-marketed refrigerator — the "Monitor Top" model — in 1927, it sold over one million units.
It's about seven-tenths as long as a Full Size Bed.
In other words, 8.70 shaftments is 0.6960 times the length of a Full Size Bed, and the length of a Full Size Bed is 1.4370 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Full-Size mattress measures 12.50 shaftments from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about seven-tenths as long as a Twin Size bed.
In other words, 8.70 shaftments is 0.6960 times the length of a Twin Size bed, and the length of a Twin Size bed is 1.4370 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Twin-Size mattress measures 12.50 shaftments from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as General Tom Thumb.
In other words, the height of General Tom Thumb is 0.670 times 8.70 shaftments.
(a.k.a. Charles Sherwood Stratton) (1838-1883) (circus performer; height at death)
General Tom Thumb was an LP with a height (at his death) of 6 shaftments. Thumb stopped growing at 4.20 shaftments when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.
It's about two-thirds as tall as Michael Jordan.
In other words, 8.70 shaftments is 0.6630 times the height of Michael Jordan, and the height of Michael Jordan is 1.510 times that amount.
(1963-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Chicago Bulls)
Michael Jordan is 13 shaftments tall. While a sophomore in high school, Jordan was about 1.310 shaftments shorter and was denied the opportunity to play on the varsity team, supposedly because his coach considered him too short.
It's about two-thirds as long as a Queen Size Bed.
In other words, 8.70 shaftments is 0.65250 times the length of a Queen Size Bed, and the length of a Queen Size Bed is 1.5330 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Queen-Size mattress measures 13.330 shaftments from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about two-thirds as long as a King Size Bed.
In other words, 8.70 shaftments is 0.65250 times the length of a King Size Bed, and the length of a King Size Bed is 1.5330 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 13.330 shaftments from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.