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Value calculator

1971

Rectangular slide rule with a white plastic central rule encased in an orange plastic sleeve with clear plastic viewing windows. The rule was used to calculate the price per pound or price per ounce...

SA/BRA/5/9/1

Value calculator

Booking form for Sainsbury's decimal demonstration shop

1969-1970

Booklet advertising the Sainsbury's decimal demonstration shop and inviting members of womens organisations to book a visit to the decimal shop at 9/11 London Road, Croydon. 1 booklet is a design...

SA/BRA/5/9/2

Booking form for Sainsbury's decimal demonstration shop

Decimalisation leaflets

1970-1971

Customer leaflets regarding the changeover to decimal currency and Sainsbury's plans to deal with this. One leaflet consists of a decimal currency converter.

SA/BRA/5/9/3

Decimalisation leaflets

Decimalisation notices (D-Day at Sainsbury's)

1971

Small customer notices informing customers of Sainsbury's efforts to help customers with the changeover to decimalisation. Including help and guidance from staff, the rounding down of prices instead...

SA/BRA/5/9/4

Decimalisation notices (D-Day at Sainsbury's)

Decimal lbs conversion chart

1970-1980

Laminated notice to assist customers in converting ounces to pounds.

SA/BRA/5/9/5

Decimal lbs conversion chart

Decimalisation paperwork

1969-1971

Includes information about Sainsbury's value calculator, Sainsbury's commitment to making the changeover to decimal as easy as possible for customers. Includes copy of newspaper article issued by...

SA/BRA/5/9/6

Decimalisation paperwork

Staff decimal training programme booklets

1969-1971

Consists of a two staff training booklets. Includes fake money and cheques which were used in the training of staff.

SA/BRA/5/9/7

Staff decimal training programme booklets

Images relating to decimalisation

1970-1971

SA/BRA/5/9/8

Images relating to decimalisation

"Moving to Metric: A guide to shopping and cooking in metric" information leaflets

[c. 1990s]

A guide to shopping and cooking in metric measurements. Includes press-out kilograms to pounds and grams to ounces conversion card. One of the leaflets was for distribution in Sainsbury's stores and...

SA/BRA/5/9/9

"Moving to Metric: A guide to shopping and cooking in metric" information leaflets

"Quick Change" film on decimalisation

1969

A film made to help explain decimal currency and to illustrate how it is used in a Sainsbury's store. Most of the film takes place in the Sainsbury's self-service store at 9/11 London Road in Croydon,...

SA/BRA/5/9/10

"Quick Change" film on decimalisation

"We're going metric: a quick and easy guide" leaflet, [1999]

[1999]

Leaflet for customers announcing that loose fruit and vegetables, pick and mix sweets and salad bars are now weighed at the checkout in grams and kilograms rather than ounces and pounds. A cut-out...

SA/BRA/5/9/11

"We're going metric: a quick and easy guide" leaflet, [1999]