[United States National Bureau of Standards Ruler]

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Ruler issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards. The front includes measurements in centimeters (to 15) and inches (to 6); there is text on the back comparing metric and customary units for length, volume, and weight.

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1 ruler : plastic ; 3 x 16 cm.

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United States. National Bureau of Standards. December 1972.

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Ruler issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards. The front includes measurements in centimeters (to 15) and inches (to 6); there is text on the back comparing metric and customary units for length, volume, and weight.

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1 ruler : plastic ; 3 x 16 cm.

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"Issued December 1972."

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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

The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) identifies, acquires, catalogs, digitizes and provides unrestricted access to U.S. government agency technical reports. The mission of TRAIL is to ensure preservation, discoverability, and persistent open access to government technical publications regardless of form or format.

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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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  • December 1972

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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 Ruler], physical object, December 1972; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123540/: accessed April 13, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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