Could have been even earlier 1790.....proposal by France to US and UK, defining the metre as the distance swung by a pendulum in a second (or something). No-one could decide on the latitude at which this measurement was to be taken.
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Getting lots of memories reading the comments here....
Over the years high-frequency moulding machines and lift switching gear has caused problems with PC's.
Singer Link-Miles.....ah yes...fun on the South Coast .. One particular story I remember involved a flight crew not paying attention during their training on the simulator and then having a VERY expensive accident with the real thing......
...But the one that got me thinking was the Olivetti PC's...was it the M24 .. that were ever so slightly non-standard.......
The OED defines the Union Jack as "Originally and properly, a small British Union Flag flown as the jack of a ship"
However, an Admiralty Circular of 1902 noted that the two names were interchangeable, and Parliament confirmed the terminology in 1908 by declaring 'the Union Jack should be regarded as the national flag.
With acknowledgment to "The Union Jack, the story of the British Flag" by Nick Groom
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