The Division of Weights & Measures was founded to ensure consumers receive an accurate quantity and adequate information about commodities so that they can make price and quantity comparisons.
“In presenting the Third Biennial Report of the New Hampshire Department of Weights and Measures, I wish to repeat what was stated in a former report, namely; that the work has much to commend itself to right thinking people. It is a work of tremendous proportions which affects all classes of citizens, as the application and the underlying principles of the weights and measures law affect more people than do any other laws on the statute books. In their many applications they definitely establish a link between law and commercial life. The producer, the distributor and the consumer are the three factors in our commercial life and their systems of doing business are dependent upon sound principles. More stress is laid on the enforcement of weights and measures laws since they affect the class of citizens who can least afford to protect themselves. The object of this work is to create a barrier which will overcome temptation to be dishonest.”
– Harold A. Webster, Commissioner Department of Weights & Measures, "Third Biennial Report of the Department of Weights & Measures." 1922.
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