January 21, 2014 AT 8:06 am

100,000 petitions for the USA to adopt the Metric system (in 1927)

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Metric system – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And from Popular Science, January 1928, proof that popular support for the metric system has existed in the United States for near one hundred years (if not more):

In 1927, several million persons, in more than 100,000 petitions, urged Congress to establish the metric system of weights and measures in the United States, according to the Metric Association. The General Federation of Women’s Clubs also has called on Congress to scrap our present measures such as yards, rods, gills and pennyweights… Many manufacturers here opposed the change, citing the cost of the conversion (article).

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1 Comment

  1. How can several million people send in 100.000 signatures.

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