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Poster Entitled Metric Is A Perfect Ten

Poster Entitled Metric Is A Perfect Ten

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Description
.This colorful poster was distributed by the National Aeronautics and Space Association of the United States government to publicize the metric system. Printed on it is the message: METRIC (/) IS A (/) PERFECT (/) 10. The right edge of the 1 in 10 is divided into ten units. Each of these is divided in half. The entire edge measures 39 centimeters.
In smaller print the poster reads: Metric Transition: (/) A Federal Government Initiative. The NASA logo also is printed. The object is undated.
In 1991, President Bush issued an executive order encouraging the use of the metric system. Some sources suggest that the poster was issued in 1992, perhaps in response to this order. R. Maxwell Tinsley, who collected this poster, died in the year 2000
Reference:
"Metric is a Perfect Ten," Iowa Digital Library, accessed October 11, 2019. This website gives a date of publication for the poster of 1992. How long it was published is unclear.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
poster
date made
ca 1992
maker
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 24 in x 1/16 in; 91.44 cm x 60.96 cm x.127 cm
ID Number
2001.3009.01
catalog number
2001.3009.01
nonaccession number
2001.3009
Credit Line
Gift of Jeffrey Tinsley
subject
Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Measuring & Mapping
Science & Mathematics
Metric System
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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