Deadweight machine, 1953

Deadweight machine, 1953

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Credit: NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY (c) CROWN COPYRIGHT/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Deadweight machine. This is a 50-ton deadweight machine using the standard ton. Deadweight machines use large weights of a high accuracy, and are used to calibrate other weights. Photographed in 1953, in the Engineering Building at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK.

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