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|Author(s):||Albert C. Parr;|
|Title:||A Tale About the First Weights and Measures Intercomparison in the United States in 1832|
|Published:||April 01, 2006|
|Abstract:||In preparation for the Hassler memorial tablet dedication in the NIST Administration Building lobby in December of 2004, I learned that Ferdinand Rudolf Hassler had carried out the first systematic study of weights and measures in the United States. I obtained a copy of Comparison of Weights and Measures of Length and Capacity Reported to the Senate of the United States which is Hassler s 1832 report to Congress on this comparison that related all the weights and measures then in use by the states and federal custom-houses. Hand-written inscriptions in the book reveal interesting facts about Hassler s work and his communication with other scientists in Europe at that time.|
|Citation:||Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -|
|Volume:||111 No. 1|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (693KB)|