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R. P. LAMONT, Secretary

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LETTER OF SUBMITTAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE,
NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS,

Washington, November 5, 1929. Sir: I have the honor to submit herewith for publication the fourth issue of the Standards Yearbook.

In the earlier issues of this publication special attention was paid to the organization and procedure of the numerous standardizing agencies in this country with brief outlines of certain national and international agencies. The present volume contains outlines of the activities and accomplishments of not only the National Bureau of Standards and other agencies of the Federal Government and the States, counties, and municipalities, but also those of technical societies and trade associations, with special emphasis on their accomplishments during the year 1929, their programs for future work, and the methods employed by each organization to encourage or facilitate the use of its standards and specifications.

Among the special features of the present yearbook is an outline of the important and significant standardization activities and accomplishments in transportation. There are also featured certain developments in the attempt to simplify the calendar, an article on this subject having been contributed by Charles F. Marvin, Chief of the United States Weather Bureau. Included also is a bibliography of recent publications relating to standardization contributed by courtesy of William Adams Slade, chief, division of bibliography, Library of Congress.

The Standards Yearbook is proving of much value to manufacturers, industrial experts, and engineers, as well as to purchasing agencies both governmental and general. Respectfully,

GEORGE K. BURGESS,

Director Bureau of Standards. Hon. R. P. LAMONT,

Secretary of Commerce.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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I. Government interest in the advancement of simplification and

standardization..----
II. International standardizing agencies ------

International Committee on Weights and Measures.---
International Bureau of Weights and Measures.-
International Federation of National Standardizing Associa-

tions.-----------------
International Astronomical Union.----
International Calendar Progress in its Simplification..--
International Geodetic and Geophysical Union ---
International Geodetic Activities ----
International Technical Consulting Committee on Radio
Communication.--

:---------------(II. National standardizing agencies..

National Bureau of Standards..
National Physical Laboratory ----
Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt
Laboratoire National d'Essais Méchaniques, Physiques,

Chimiques et de Machines -------
Laboratoire Central d'Électricité.--
National standardizing bodies.

Australia..
Austria ----
Belgium..
Canada.
Czechoslovakia.
Denmark
Finland.---
France-----
Germany ----
Great Britain
Holland.
Hungary -
Italy ----
Japan...
Norway-
Poland
Rumania.
Russia..
Sweden.
Switzerland..

United States of America.
IV. Federal standardizing agencies ----

Executive departments------------------
Department of Agriculture.-

Bureau of Agricultural Economics.-
Bureau of Chemistry and Soils.
Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administra
Forest Service---
Bureau of Home Economics,
Bureau of Plant Industry ---.

Bureau of Public Roads..
Department of Commerce---

Coast and Geodetic Survey
Bureau of Fisheries------
Bureau of Lighthouses ----
Bureau of Mines.---
Bureau of Standards. (See Sec. VI.)
Steamboat Inspection Service.--

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IV. Federal standardizing agencies—Continued.

Executive departments—Continued.

Department of the Interior..

Office of Indian Affairs.--

Bureau of Reclamation..

Department of Labor.------

Children's Bureau.--

Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Women's Bureau--------

Navy Department.---

Bureau of Aeronautics..

Bureau of Construction and Repair

Bureau of Engineering-

Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Bureau of Navigation.-

Bureau of Ordnance----

Office of the Secretary ----

Bureau of Supplies and Accounts.

Bureau of Yards and Docks---

United States Marine Corps.-------

Post Office Department.-----

Second Assistant Postmaster General.

Fourth Assistant Postmaster General

Treasury Department.---

Public Health Service.---

Office of Supervising Architect.

Coast Guard --

War Department ---

Independent Establishments...

Board of Surveys and Maps of the

Federal Radio Commission.

Federal Trade Commission.-----

General Accounting Office.--.

Government Printing Office ---

Inland Waterways Corporation.-

Interstate Commerce Commission..

National Advisory Committee for Aeronau

Office of the Chief Coordinator..

Federal Liquidation Board.

Federal Purchasing Board.

Federal Specifications Board..

Federal Standard Stock Catalogue Board

Interdepartmental Board of Contracts and Adjust-

ments ..

Interdepartmental Board on Simplified Office Pro-

cedure.------

Permanent Conference on Printing ------

Pan American Sanitary Bureau.--

Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capital.

United States Bureau of Efficiency--

United States Civil Service Commission.---

United States Shipping Board..-------

United States Veterans' Bureau..

V. National Bureau of Standards.----

Relation to governmental agencies.

Relation to science, commerce, and industr

Publications.----:

Research and testing.

Research.

Testing ---

Commercial standards.

Commerce-----

Liaison.------

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V. National Bureau of Standards—Continued.

Relation to science, commerce, and industry-Continued.

Some activities and accomplishments

Practical application.---

Aeronautics.--------

Automotive engineering --

Building and housing ----

Cement and concrete.----------

Certification and labeling-

Chemistry ---------------

City planning and zoning-

Clay and silicate products..

Colorimetry and photometry -

Corrosion.-----

Electricity and magnetism.

Employment and public works

Fire resistance-----

Foundry practice-------

Gas analysis and service.----

Glass and vitreous enamels.

Heat and temperature measureme

Identification problems.---

Leather.---

Length.--

Lime and gypsum.-

Lubrication and liquid fuels

Machines.--

Mass and volume.-

Medical accessories.

Metals.-----

Paper.-----

Protective coatings.

Radio ----

Railroad-track scales.-

Rubber-----

Safety codes -----

Simplified practice..

Specifications

Spectroscopy ---

Stone------

Sugar.--------

Tests ---

Textiles, dyes, cleaning, etc

Thermal expansion.-------

Time-----

Trade standards.----

Utility commission engineers' annual confere

VI. Municipal, county, and State agencies----

Municipal purchasing and standardizing agencies.

Agencies for counties and public schools.

State purchasing and standardizing agencies

VII. General standardizing agencies.

American Standards Association.

American Marine Standards Committee-----

American Society for Testing Materials ----

Central Committee on Lumber Standards.-

VIII. Standardizing activities of technical societies and trade asso ciations

Alphabetical list of associations and societies---

IX. Bibliography ---

X. Index

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