The late Pat Naughtin was a tireless promoter of the metric system in Australia. He explored the most efficient and elegant use of the metric system. Below are some of Pat’s very useful writings and lectures.
Pat bequeathed his Metrication Leader’s Guide to the public domain following his death.
Pat recommended using millimeters over centimeters (as does The Metric Maven).
He also wrote about the costs associated with not using The Metric System in the US
Pat also argued for the Whole Number Rule which he articulates here:
Pat Naughtin Lecture Links:
Metrication In Australia
The book Metrication in Australia provides a unique overview of how the metric system was successfully introduced into Australia. It was written by Kevin Joseph Wilks and was published by the Australian Government. An introductory essay about the book may be found here. Below the graphic is a link to a PDF of the book for download.
Millimeter only metric rulers: The only known US source of millimeter only metric rulers is Shinwa USA. They offer 150 mm, 300 mm, 600 mm and 1000 mm rules. Their website is here.
Millimeter only tape measure: The True 32 Tape Measure (blue) is the only known domestically available tape measure with millimeter only graduations. It also has some inch graduations for stud placement in the center of the tape, but is the best available in the United States. They may be found here.
Millimeter only adhesive backed rules: These are useful for making measuring tapes for sewing. The mm only rule may be adhered to a “silk” ribbon for this purpose. The adhesive backed rules are made to place on benches. These adhesive mm only rules may be found here (stop-painting.com) in silver, yellow, clear or white and also here in white only.