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Astrolympics: Distance

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-08-16T23:40:54.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
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Set of Demonstration Metric Grain Measures Made by the Shakers

Maker:
Shakers  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
dekaliter: 9 11/16 in x 10 1/8 in; 24.60625 cm x 25.7175 cm
deciliter: 2 11/16 in x 2 5/16 in; 6.82625 cm x 5.87375 cm
liter: 4 9/16 in x 4 5/8 in; 11.58875 cm x 11.7475 cm
overall; nested: 9 5/8 in x 9 3/4 in; 24.4475 cm x 24.765 cm
Object Name:
volumetric measures
Place made:
United States: Maine, New Gloucester
Date made:
1877-1900
ID Number:
CH.322102
Catalog number:
322102
Accession number:
246882
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Metric System
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-ec5a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_2452
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Magnetic Compass with Sights

Physical Description:
paper (scale material)
metal (needle, sights, plumb bob material)
wood (case material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 3/4 in x 8 3/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 4.445 cm x 21.2725 cm x 11.43 cm
overall: 1 in x 8 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 20.955 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
magnetic compass
Place made:
France
ID Number:
PH.314618
Catalog number:
314618
Accession number:
208046
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Metric System
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-2339-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_1456452
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AstrOlympics: Distance

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-07-28T19:59:57.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
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America Has Been Struggling With the Metric System For Almost 230 Years

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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Datalizer Universal English/SI Converter Slide Rule

Maker:
Datalizer Slide Charts, Incorporated  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
metal (part material)
Measurements:
overall: .2 cm x 20.7 cm x 8.5 cm; 3/32 in x 8 5/32 in x 3 11/32 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
slide rule
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Addison
Date made:
1976
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Newspaper  Search this
Conversion Chart  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of John White
ID Number:
1981.0922.15
Catalog number:
1981.0922.15
Accession number:
1981.0922
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Metric System
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-9498-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1127897
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The Metric System Enters the American Classroom: 1790-1890

Author:
Kidwell, Peggy Aldrich  Search this
Editor:
Shell-Gellasch, Amy  Search this
Jardine, Dick  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2005
Citation:
Kidwell, Peggy Aldrich. 2005. "The Metric System Enters the American Classroom: 1790-1890." In From Calculus to Computers: Using the Last 200 Years of Mathematics History in the Classroom. Shell-Gellasch, Amy and Jardine, Dick, editors. 229–236. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. https://doi.org/10.5948/UPO9781614443032.026.
Identifier:
89621
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.5948/UPO9781614443032.026
Series Standard Number:
9781614443032
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_89621

Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 25

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 20, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1918 June 19-1918 December 16
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep849368396-7c18-49c9-9577-5ba4f31dcc6d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref314

David C. Locke scrapbook

Former owner:
Locke, L. Leland (Leslie Leland), b. 1875  Search this
Compiler:
Locke, David C.  Search this
Names:
Locke family  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (approximately 50 leaves, ill., 36 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Place:
Pennsylvania -- history
Date:
1932-1937
Summary:
Scrapbook consisting mainly of miscellaneous newsclippings from the New York Tribune and other sources dating from 1932 and 1937, apparently compiled by David C. Locke, a public school administrator in Monaca, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania. Many of the articles have a general focus on education (particularly with a technical, scientific, or mathematical theme, such as the ideas of Albert Einstein); also represented are news stories on Pennsylvania history; medical trivia; inventions; eugenics; highway design; calendar reform; the metric system; government service (federal and local); alcohol and post-Prohibition American culture; brain teasers and puzzles; poetry; prayers; and comics. There are also some handwritten genealogical details about the Locke family.
Biographical/Historical note:
David C. Locke was an educator (supervising principal and superintendent of schools) in Monaca, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania, in the early decades of the 20th century. He was also a graduate of Grove City College.
General note:
Title devised by cataloger.
The cover title ("Minutes of Committee on High & Normal Schools") is completely unrelated to the contents of the scrapbook.
Items are tipped in or mounted on the leaves of a commercially-produced blank book, with page numbers stamped in blue. Some leaves were removed at some point in the past, either by Mr. David C. Locke or a subsequent owner. A few items are laid in.
A handwritten letter from David C. Locke to Leslie Leland Locke is tipped in at the end of the volume.
Local Notes:
SCDIRB copy 39088016107195 has a contemporary gilt-tooled black half-leather binding with black embossed-cloth paper boards, and faux marbled edges.
Topic:
Inventions  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Education  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Puzzles  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-DL.MSS001779B
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sc25b96d5dc-bcc0-4070-a1d2-201d2413e5be
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-dl-mss001779b

[Trade catalogs from Metric Association]

Company Name:
Metric Association  Search this
Notes content:
"Measurement" association publication ; metric system ; advocates for adopting the metric system .
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
9 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Topic:
Calculators  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_30958
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_30958

[Trade catalogs from S.B. Penick & Co.]

Variant company name:
Chicago, IL ; Ashville, NC ; NYQ Narcotics ; various other locations  Search this
Company Name:
S.B. Penick & Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Gerhardt-Penick Ltd (England) ; SB Penick & Co SARL (France) ; SB Penick & Compania de Mexico ; Fine Chemicals of Canada Ltd (Ontario)  Search this
Notes content:
October 1953 Price List Plant Alkaloids Glycosides and Related Chemicals ; April 1960 notice "The Karsten Bill" ; Auguat 1960 notice "Metric System for Narcotic Accounting" ; price list October 1961 insecticides and rodenticides ; price list December 1953 ; "Aromatics and Flavors" catalog 1961 ; March 1954 Market Report: essential oils, perfume raw materials, flavors and vanilla products ; "Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride: A Rapidly Growing Nasal Decongestant" bulletin ; Diperdon Hydrochloride informational bulletin ; "Pharmaceutical specialties - extracts - alkaloids" booklet with prices ; "Rauwolfia and Its Alkaloids: A Bibliography" ; miscellaneous advertisements
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
10 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Patent medicines  Search this
Pharmacy  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_37142
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_37142

[Trade catalogs from American National Standards Institute, Inc.]

Company Name:
American National Standards Institute, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Standardization : occupational safety and health standards, household and industrial product standards, highway and traffic safety standards, recreational safety standards, metric system standards. Standards for office machines and supplies, alphanumeric machines, and keyboard arrangement...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_44708
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_44708

Surveyor's Chain (Metric)

Maker:
W. & L. E. Gurley  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 6 in; 6.35 cm x 24.13 cm x 15.24 cm
overall, bundled: 2 in x 10 in x 5 in; 5.08 cm x 25.4 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
surveyor's chain (metric)
Place made:
United States: New York, Troy
Related Publication:
W. & L. E. Gurley. Manual of the Prinicipal Instruments Used in American Engineering and Surveying; 23rd Edition
W. & L. E. Gurley. Manual of the Prinicipal Instruments Used in American Engineering and Surveying; 30th Edition
Credit Line:
Gift of Gurley Historical Services
ID Number:
1994.0280.02
Accession number:
1994.0280
Catalog number:
1994.0280.02
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Metric System
Surveying and Geodesy
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-4a5c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_764453
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U.S. Standard Liter

Maker:
United States Office of Weights and Measures  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/16 in x 4 1/2 in; 17.93875 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
volumetric measure
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia
Date made:
ca 1870
Credit Line:
Transfer from U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Standards
ID Number:
CH.309585
Catalog number:
309585
Accession number:
103830
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Metric System
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-10e7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1704
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U.S. Standard Weights

Maker:
United States Office of Weights and Measures  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
2 lb. weight: 2 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in; 5.23875 cm x 5.23875 cm
2 lb. weight knob: 5/8 in; 1.5875 cm
troy weight: 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm
1 lb. weight knob: 7/16 in; 1.11125 cm
troy weight knob: 1/2 in; 1.27 cm
1 lb. weight: 1 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 4.1275 cm x 4.1275 cm
overall in case: 9 1/4 in x 11 1/8 in x 17 1/2 in; 23.495 cm x 28.2575 cm x 44.45 cm
Object Name:
weight set
Object Type:
Weights
Place made:
United States
Date made:
ca 1850
Credit Line:
Transfer from U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Standards
ID Number:
CH.309590
Accession number:
103830
Catalog number:
309590
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Metric System
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-4b4a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1706
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Metric Weights

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/4 in x 5 in x 3 7/8 in; 8.255 cm x 12.7 cm x 9.8425 cm
overall in box: 3 3/4 in x 5 in x 3 7/8 in; 9.525 cm x 12.7 cm x 9.8425 cm
Object Name:
weights
Object Type:
Weights
Place made:
France
Date made:
1800-1900
ID Number:
CH.314663
Catalog number:
314663
Accession number:
208323
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Metric System
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e223-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1726
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Meter Bar by Societe Genevoise, in Case

Maker:
Societe Genevoise d’Instruments de Physique  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (bar material)
wood (case material)
Measurements:
overall (case): 5 cm x 105.4 cm x 10.1 cm; 1 31/32 in x 41 1/2 in x 3 31/32 in
bar: 1.2 cm x 102.4 cm x 2.6 cm; 15/32 in x 40 5/16 in x 1 1/32 in
Object Name:
meter bar in case
Place made:
Switzerland: Genève, Geneva
Date made:
ca 1912
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Department of Physics, Bowdoin College
ID Number:
1992.0477.02
Catalog number:
1992.0477.02
Accession number:
1992.0477
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Metric System
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-0ace-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1818925
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E.G. Smith Spherometer

User:
Youngstown State University  Search this
Maker:
Smith  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 10.16 cm x 6.985 cm x 6.985 cm
overall: 4 3/16 in x 3 in x 2 5/8 in; 10.63625 cm x 7.62 cm x 6.6675 cm
Object Name:
spherometer
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Columbia
Used:
United States: Ohio, Youngstown
Date made:
ca 1900
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Richard J. Zitto
ID Number:
2010.0235.42
Accession number:
2010.0235
Catalog number:
2010.0235.42
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-7155-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1409624
Online Media:

Modernized Metric System, the

Associated date:
1972
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN81773Y07
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-0ab2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_503304

Lunchbox, The Exciting World of Metrics

Maker:
King-Seeley Thermos Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (box and lid material)
plastic (handle material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/4 in x 8 5/8 in x 4 in; 18.415 cm x 21.9075 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
lunchbox
Date made:
ca 1976
Subject:
Olympics  Search this
Eating  Search this
Education  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of George A. Norton III
ID Number:
1992.0404.01
Accession number:
1992.0404
Catalog number:
1992.0404.01
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Metric System
Science & Mathematics
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-a29b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_376204

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