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NIST Research Library Exhibits Treasures of Metric History

Published

Author(s)

H Hassler

Abstract

In celebration of National Metric Week (October 6-10, 2003), the NIST Research Library launched a new exhibit featuring important works on the history of the metric system that are part of the Library's Historical Book Collection. Works featured include the first published proposal for a decimal measurement system (1670), official laws relating to the adoption of the metric system by the first French Republic, and 19th century American works that document the metric debate in the United States.
Citation
Metric Today
Volume
38
Issue
No.6

Keywords

history, metric system

Citation

Hassler, H. (2003), NIST Research Library Exhibits Treasures of Metric History, Metric Today (Accessed February 23, 2024)
Created November 1, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017