A Rational Solution to the Problem of Weights and Measures


A transcription of a talk given to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Sydney Reeve makes a compelling case for dozenal from the perspective of a mechanical engineer. The talk was the subject of some entertaining discussion, which is also transcribed in this work. Offering a complete set of nomenclature and a consistent set of weights of measures based on imperial measures, this document should be of interest to any historian of the dozenal system as well as to those looking for an engineer's outlook on the question. 