Slide Chart, Metrics Made Easy
- In the 1970s, after metric units of measure had been adopted in Canada and Great Britain, some people in the United States advocated adoption of the metric system. A variety of special tables were made to help Americans convert between systems of measurement. This slide chart is one of them.
- The paper cardboard sleeve is joined with adhesive and printed in red, yellow, pink, black and white. The front contains a table for converting inches to millimeters, another for converting pints to liters, a third for converting feet to meters and a fourth for converting gallons to liters. The reverse has tables for miles/kilometers, ounces/grams, pounds/kilograms and oF/OC.
- A mark on the front reads: Metrics (/) made easy. Another reads: INCH/METRIC DIGITAL DIAL (/) A product of (/) Danatron (/) Corporation (3198 ‘C’, Airport Loop Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92828. A mark on the edge of the slide reads (as best as can be deciphered): Copyright 1977 Nelson Taxel Woodmere N.Y. 11598 Printed in U.S.A.
- The object was found in the collections of the Division of Work and Industry of the National Museum of American History.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Danatron Corporation
- date made
- Credit Line
- Transfer from Division of Engineering and Industry
- Physical Description
- paper (overall material)
- overall: .2 cm x 7.8 cm x 14.1 cm; 3/32 in x 3 1/16 in x 5 9/16 in
- Object Name
- mathematical table