Reader's Digest Brochure, Living With Metrics


In 1978, in order to assist Americans adjusting to the introduction of the metric system, the editors of the magazine Reader’s Digest in Pleasantville, New York, published this 48-page illustrated paper pamphlet for consumers. It describes the interrelationships among metric units and ways to estimate them.

Further discussion considers the role of metric units in grocery shopping and cooking, home design and care, meteorology, sports, gardening, health care, and transportation.

Date Made: 1978

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Pleasantville

Subject: Mathematics

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Mathematics, Metric System, Science & Mathematics, Measuring & Mapping


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Credit Line: Gift of Elton L. Howe

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.3123.03Nonaccession Number: 1989.3123Catalog Number: 1989.3123.03

Object Name: pamphlet

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 20.5 cm x 13.2 cm x .5 cm; 8 1/16 in x 5 3/16 in x 3/16 in


Record Id: nmah_905180

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