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May 20th is Weights and Measures Day

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:12 PM by Andrew Hull

May 20th is Weights and Measures Day in honor of the anniversary of the formation of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures on the same day in 1875.

State and local weights and measures officials work to ensure a fair marketplace by testing weighing and measuring devices such as:

  • Supermarket and Store Scales
  • Gasoline Pumps
  • Pharmacy Scales and Pill Counters
  • Jewelry Store Scales
  • Heating Oil Tankers
  • Laundromat Dryers
  • Farm Market Fruit Scales
  • Air Pumps
  • Taxi Cabs
  • Coin Counting Machines

An official will then place a seal on devices which pass inspection in order to certify that they are accurate.

The Weights and Measures Office, located in the Health Department Building at 15 Pioneer Boulevard in Westampton, reminds you to contact them at (609) 265-5098 if you find a device does not have a seal on it or if you encounter a problem at a store or gas station and are charged an incorrect amount because of faulty weighing or measuring equipment and the management or ownership can’t or won’t address the issue.


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