Report from the Select Committee on Weights and Measures: Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, Appendix, and Index. Communicated from the Commons to the Lords. Ordered to be Printed 4th August 1862 ...
1862 - Metric system - 274 pages
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