What does Langstroth hive mean?

Langstroth hive in Apiculture Dictionary

The basic hive design of L.L. Langstroth. In modern-day terms any hive which takes frames having a 19" top bar and fit into a box 19 7/8" lengthy. Widths change from five framework nucs to eight framework bins to ten frame containers and from Dadant deeps, Langstroth deeps, Mediums, Shallows and further Shallow. But all would still be Langstroths. This could differentiate them from WBC, Smith, National DE etc. by RobertoReport definition
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