[United States National Bureau of Standards Metric Conversion Card]

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Conversion card issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards containing conversion information for length, area, mass (weight), volume, and temperature (exact). The front lists "Approximate Conversions to Metric Measures" and includes a continuum of temperatures at the bottom and a centimeter ruler along the right side (to 8 cm.). The back of the card lists "Approximate Conversions from Metric Measures" and includes an inch ruler along the right side (to 3 in.).

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1 card : plastic ; 10 x 7 cm.

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United States. National Bureau of Standards. May 1976.

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Conversion card issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards containing conversion information for length, area, mass (weight), volume, and temperature (exact). The front lists "Approximate Conversions to Metric Measures" and includes a continuum of temperatures at the bottom and a centimeter ruler along the right side (to 8 cm.). The back of the card lists "Approximate Conversions from Metric Measures" and includes an inch ruler along the right side (to 3 in.).

Physical Description

1 card : plastic ; 10 x 7 cm.

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"Revised May 1976."

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  • NBS Metric Kit : Official Metric Information, NBS Special Publication 410, United States National Bureau of Standards, Washington D.C.

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Technical Report Archive and Image Library

This selection of materials from the Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL) includes hard-to-find reports published by various government agencies. The technical publications contain reports, images, and technical descriptions of research performed for U.S. government agencies. Topics range from mining, desalination, and radiation to broader physics, biology, and chemistry studies. Some reports include maps, foldouts, blueprints, and other oversize materials.

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NBS Metric Kit : Official Metric Information (Collection)

NBS Metric Kit : Official Metric Information

Kit issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards containing materials regarding conversion to the metric system of measurement. The kit includes a letter of introduction; an order form; two plastic cards printed with rulers and conversion information; and four booklets that discuss how the metric system is different from the English system of measurement, why America should switch, and reference materials for converting.

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NBS Metric Kit : Official Metric Information, NBS Special Publication 410, ark:/67531/metadc67329/

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  • May 1976

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  • Dec. 13, 2012, 5:09 a.m.

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  • Oct. 12, 2015, 4:51 p.m.

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United States. National Bureau of Standards. [United States National Bureau of Standards Metric Conversion Card], physical object, May 1976; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123539/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.