Outlines of the Evolution of Weights and Measures and the Metric System

HALLOCK, William; WADE, Herbert T.

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Contents: Beginnings and Development of the Science of Metrology; Origin and Development of the Metric System; Extension of the Metric System Throughout Europe and Elsewhere; Weights and Measures in the United States; The Metric System of To-Day--Its Essential Characteristics and Fundamental Principles; The Metric System for Commerce; The Metric System in Manufacturing and Engineering; The Metric System in Medicine and Pharmacy; International Electrical Units; Standards and Comparisons, Appendix: Tables of Equivalents and Useful Constants; Index.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: The MacMillan Company
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Date Published: 1906
  • Place Published: New York
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xi, 304 p. 23 cm. First edition. Blue cloth hardcover. Corners bumped. Small stains on boards and spine worn. Some pencil marginalia. Metrology, history and development, metric system, various applications, equivalents, constants, electrical units.

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