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Introduction of the decimal metric system, 1790-1837

Registration year: 2005
Submission year: 
2004
Collection ID: 
2004-36

Items relating to the introduction of the decimal metric system, 1790-1837. 

The decimal metric system, on which today’s international measurement system is based, originated in Revolutionary France before spreading across national borders and achieving universal acceptance virtually everywhere and in practically every field.

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