U.S. Standard Liter
- After the1866 legalization of metric units of measure in the United States, the Office of Weights and Measures prepared standard metric weights and measures for distribution to the states. This brass cylinder holds one liter. A mark on the front reads: U.S. (/) LITRE (/) No.46.
- The standard was transferred to the Smithsonian by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards, the successor of the Office of Weights and Measures.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- United States Office of Weights and Measures
- date made
- ca 1870
- Credit Line
- Transfer from U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Standards
- Physical Description
- brass (overall material)
- overall: 7 1/16 in x 4 1/2 in; 17.93875 cm x 11.43 cm
- Object Name
- volumetric measure