Earlier fee paid to the gauger (calibrator, gauger), who had to – make any mass (space, circumference, height, length, weight, capacity) equal to the prescribed legal unit (standard gauge) and – verify compliance with the specified values. – Today, a fee for the service provided by a gauging office (US: bureau of standards). – In Germany, calibration is obligatory for all devices used for measuring, including taximeters, gas pumps, scales, water meters, gas meters, heat meters, and other devices and objects used for measuring in commercial transactions and in medicine. – The Weights and Measures Offices are also responsible for checking the results of calibrated devices and for weight control of prepackages in the food trade or precious metal bars in the sales area of banks.
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