Hearing Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, Upon the Bill (S. 4680) to Establish a National Standardizing Bureau: January 3, 1901.--Ordered to be Printed ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1901 - Weights and measures - 57 pages
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Page 39 - BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be dispatched to the President of the United States, to the President of the United States...
Page 35 - Resolved, That the Congress of the United States be urged to establish a National Standards Bureau in connection with the United States Office of Standard Weights and Measures, which shall provide adequate facilities for making such verification of chemical-measuring apparatus and for stamping the same, as are provided by foreign governments for similar work.
Page 46 - Congress seem most promising owing to the hearty cooperation of all interested, the measure having received the indorsement of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons, the National Electric Light Association, and other prominent organizations.
Page 50 - That the functions of the bureau shall consist in the custody of the standards; the comparison of the standards used in scientific investigations, engineering, manufacturing, commerce, and educational institutions with the standards adopted or recognized by the Government; the construction, when necessary, of standards, their multiples and subdivisions; the testing and calibration of standard measuring apparatus; the solution of problems which arise in connection with standards; the determination...
Page 39 - Army officers; and be it further Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent to the President of the United States, to the President of the Senate, to the Speaker of the...
Page 43 - ... custody of the standards; the comparison of the standards used in scientific investigations, engineering, manufacturing, commerce, and educational institutions with the standards adopted or recognized by the government; the construction, when necessary, of standards, their multiples and subdivisions; the testing and calibration of standard measuring apparatus; the solution of problems which arise in connection with standards; the determination of physical constants and the properties of materials,...
Page 39 - England, such guarantee is furnished by standardizing bureaux under the control of the respective Governments; and Whereas, At present the United States Office of Standard Weights and Measures does not possess appliances necessary for this verification of as wide a range of apparatus as seems essential, nor the working force required to comply with legitimate demands for the verification and stamping of the various scientific apparatus designed for measurements of precision, thus compelling the importation...
Page 7 - Clause 17, of the Constitution of the United States provides that Congress shall have power "to...
Page 37 - ... required by such a bureau for its work would soon be devised and constructed, and the time was therefore ripe for such action to be taken. Finally the conference adopted a resolution to the effect that it deemed it of national importance that Congress should fix standards of electrical measures, and establish a bureau charged with the duty of examining and verifying instruments for electrical and other physical measurements.
Page 39 - Measures, which shall provide adequate facilities for making such verification of chemical-measuring apparatus and for stamping the same, as are provided by foreign governments for similar work. Resolved further. That a copy of the foregoing be forwarded to the Secretary of the Treasury, under whose control the present Office of Standard Weights and Measures comes ; to the Superintendent of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey ; to the President of the United States Senate; to the Speaker...

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