A Manual of Weights, Measures, and Specific Gravity ... with Rules and Tables

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author [C. J. Johnson, printer], 1885 - Weights and measures - 238 pages
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Page 75 - Act, it shall be lawful throughout the United States of America to employ the Weights and Measures of the Metric System ; and no contract or dealing, or pleading in any court, shall be deemed invalid, or liable to objection, because the weights or measures expressed or referred to therein are weights or measures of the Metric System.
Page 75 - That the tables in the schedule heretofore annexed shall be recognized in the construction of contracts, and in all legal proceedings, as establishing, in terms of the weights and measures now in use! n the United States, the equivalents of the' weights and measures expressed therein in terms of the metric system...
Page 76 - July 28, 1866. (Order approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, April 5, 1893.) FOREIGN POSTAL RATES BASED ON METRIC WEIGHTS The postmaster General shall furnish to the post offices exchanging mails with foreign countries, and to such other offices as he may deem expedient, postal balances denominated in grams of the metric system, fifteen grams of which shall be the equivalent, for postal purposes, of one-half ounce avoirdupois, and so on in progression.
Page 74 - States to the provisions of this act, the brass troy pound weight procured by the minister of the United States at London, in the year eighteen hundred and twentyseven, for the use of the mint, and now in the custody of th'e mint at Philadelphia, shall be the standard troy pound of the mint of the United States, conformably to which the coinage thereof shall be regulated.
Page 134 - It should have adopted the best process, namely, repercolation, and have given the older heating process as a permissible alternative. SPECIFIC GRAVITY. The specific gravity of liquids should be ascertained, if accuracy is required, by means of a specific gravity bottle, of suitable capacity, at a definite temperature. The specific gravity of alcohol or of any mixture of alcohol and water may, however, also be ascertained by means of an accurate hydrometer, preferably that prescribed by the United...
Page 18 - Officers shall, for all official, medical, and pharmacal purposes, make use of the metric system of weights and measures. In expressing quantities by weight the term, of 'gram' and 'centigram,' and in expressing quantity by measure the term 'cubic centimeter
Page 86 - Eeduce each quantity to fluid ounces, and multiply the number by 32. The product is in each case the number of cubic centimetres representing (nearly) the same quantity. One metre is equal to 39.370432 inches. — (Captain Clarke.) Hence one cubic centimetre is equal to 0.0610253868 — cubic inches, or to 16.2311678 + minims, (there being 61,440 minims in each wine-gallon of 231 cubic inches.) In preparing the above rules 1 cubic centimetre and 15 minims have been considered as equal quantities,...
Page 7 - England, the measure of the king was made; that is to say: that an English penny, called a sterling round, and without any clipping, shall weigh thirty-two wheat corns in the midst of the ear, and twenty-pence do make an ounce, and twelve ounces one pound, and eight pounds do make a gallon of wine, and eight gallons of wine do make a London bushel, which is the eighth part of a quarter.
Page 19 - Weights and Measures into their respective equivalents in metric terms are appended, which, for all medical and pharmacal purposes, are believed to afford sufficiently accurate results.

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