What About Metric?

Description:

Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards discussing the reasons that the U.S. decided passed the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 and provides tables, illustrations, and formulas for converting between customary units and metric units of measuring weight, length, volume, and temperature. It also includes a discussion of how one might expect to use metric measurements in the marketplace, in the home, and at work.

Creator(s):
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: October 1976
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection(s):
Technical Report Archive and Image Library
Usage:
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Creator (Author):
Barbrow, Louis E.

Coordinator of Metric Activities, Institute for Applied Technology, National Bureau of Standards.

Creator (Editor):
Halpin, Suellen

Center for Consumer Product Technology, Institute for Applied Technology, National Bureau of Standards.

Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
Date(s):
  • Creation: October 1976
Coverage:
Place
United States
Description:

Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards discussing the reasons that the U.S. decided passed the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 and provides tables, illustrations, and formulas for converting between customary units and metric units of measuring weight, length, volume, and temperature. It also includes a discussion of how one might expect to use metric measurements in the marketplace, in the home, and at work.

Note:

"Issued: October 1973; Revised: October 1976."

Physical Description:

[14] p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): conversions | systems of measurement | informational kits
Source: NBS Metric Kit : Official Metric Information, NBS Special Publication 410, United States National Bureau of Standards, Washington D.C.
Contributor(s):
Series Title: NBS consumer information series
Series Title: National Bureau of Standards Reports
Series Title: National Bureau of Standards Metric Kit
Added Title: National Bureau of Standards Consumer Information Series 7
Added Title: A Consumer's Guide from the National Bureau of Standards, U.S. Department of Commerce
Partner:
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection:
Technical Report Archive and Image Library
Relation (Is Part Of): NBS Metric Kit : Official Metric Information, NBS Special Publication 410, ark:/67531/metadc67329/
Identifier:
  • OCLC: 3007337 |
  • REP-NO: NBS Consumer Information 7
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc123543
Resource Type: Pamphlet
Format: Text