Metric System Demonstration Apparatus -- Recent Objects

Recent Objects

A set of seven copper-soldered wooden volumetric measures from largest to smallest, 1 dekaliter (a dekaliter is 10 liters), 1/2 dekaliter (5 liters), 2 liters, 1 liter, 5 deciliters (a deciliter is 1/10 of a liter or 100 cubic centimeters), 2 deciliters, and 1 deciliter.

American weights and measures remain a mix of units. In science, medicine, and international sports, metric units are common. In many aspects of ordinary life, particularly among those born in this country, customary units are still widely used.