"Think Metric" brochure

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Extension Home Economics 163

THINK METRIC

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LEE COUNTY

EXTENSION HOME ECONOMICS AGENT

3406 PALM BEACH BOULEVARD

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA 33905

Florida Cooperative Extension Service

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

University of Florida, Gainesville

Source

State Archives of Florida: Collection N2009-3, Box 139, Folder 12

Description

Brochure explaining what was involved in a potential switch to the metric system of measurements in the United States. Such a change was being considered at the federal level, although it had not yet been approved. This publication, produced by the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and distributed through county extension offices around the state, aims to explain how the process of converting to metric would work, and what citizens would need to know to continue their shopping, cooking, and measuring habits as normally as possible. The brochure includes some basic conversions between standard and metric units of measurement, as well as advantages and disadvantages of the change.