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G.F. Shepley acceptance to American Metric Bureau, 1876

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

George F. Shepley of Portland, judge of the First Circuit U.S. Court, was accepted for membership into the American Metric Bureau of Boston.

The group was organized by the Advocates of the Metric System and sought to have the metric system "taught in schools, introduced into factories, shops, and homes, used in markets and stores..." They wanted the U.S. to "join the rest of the civilized world" in the use of the International Decimal System.

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  • Title: G.F. Shepley acceptance to American Metric Bureau, 1876
  • Creator: American Metric Bureau
  • Creation Date: 1876-10-06
  • Subject Date: 1876
  • Town: Boston, Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: MA, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 25 x 20
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 4/11
  • Collection: George F. Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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