Drink Metric Mug

Description
During 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. One of them was William W. K. Freeman, who owned this mug. Freeman taught at the Tower School in Marblehead, Massachusetts. In 1974, he wrote a weekly column in the Salem Gazette entitled “Metric News Notes.”
The cream-colored mug has brown text that reads: drink metric. A label next to a line near the top reads: 250mL. Below the mark text reads: american (/) national (/) metric (/) council.
Reference:
Accession File.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mug
date made
ca 1975
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9.6 cm x 11.5 cm x 8 cm; 3 25/32 in x 4 17/32 in x 3 5/32 in
ID Number
1992.3204.01
accession number
1992.3204
catalog number
1992.3204.01
subject
Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Measuring & Mapping
Science & Mathematics
Metric System
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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