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Our Weights and Measures.  A Practical Treatise on the Standard Weights and Measures in Use in the British Empire.

 H J Chaney 1897 171pp + several pl of illustr. 

Origins of the “Imperial System”.  Ancient Standards. Local standards.  Units derived from natural constants or physical standards.  Standards of Scotland, Ireland, Channel Is., etc.  Standards of the US, India, Canada, Australia. Inspec-tion of Trade Weights and Measures.  Surveying Scientific Measuring Instruments.  The Metric System. Weights and Measures used for Special Purposes and much more. 

An excellent book.

Half leather, recently rebacked, retaining orig. boards. A nice copy.   

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