Instructions for Sterling Metric Converter Slide Rule

Description
This one-page, two-sided flyer was received with 1990.0689.01. At the top of the front, it is marked with the Sterling Plastics logo and the words: STERLING metric converter (/) BASED ON THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM OF UNITS (SI). The instructions explain how to read off the sixteen conversions between metric and English units that are found on the Metric Converter slide rule. Tables of metric prefixes and of common equivalents and conversions are also provided. At the bottom of the back, the flyer is marked: STERLING PLASTICS DIVISION OF BORDEN CHEMICAL, BORDEN INC. • SHEFFIELD ST., MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. 07092 (/) PRINTED IN U.S.A. The Borden logo appears to the right of the mark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet
date made
1972
maker
Sterling Plastics
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 34 cm x 18.7 cm; 13 3/8 in x 7 3/8 in
place made
United States: New Jersey, Mountainside
ID Number
1990.0689.03
accession number
1990.0689
catalog number
1990.0689.03
subject
Mathematics
Rule, Calculating
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Measuring & Mapping
Slide Rules
Metric System
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of George A. Norton III
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