[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.

Physical Description

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

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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  • 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.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123540/: accessed May 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.