What About Metric?

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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.

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

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Barbrow, Louis E. & Halpin, Suellen October 1976.

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  • Barbrow, Louis E. Coordinator of Metric Activities, Institute for Applied Technology, National Bureau of Standards.

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

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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.

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

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

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Barbrow, Louis E. & Halpin, Suellen. What About Metric?, pamphlet, October 1976; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123543/: accessed June 25, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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