Instructions for Sterling Metric Converter Slide Rule

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.
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Object Name
date made
Sterling Plastics
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
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
accession number
catalog number
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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