Monday, May 23, 2005

The Standard Meter Bar

standard meter bar
standard meter bar,
originally uploaded by Nat Hansen.
This is the American standard meter bar. I didn't expect it to look like this--I thought it would look like a meter ruler (with centimeter marks, e.g.) but, you know, made of platinum.

Below is the picture of the similar looking French standard meter bar (together with a standard kilogram). Thanks to an anonymous commentator for the reference.

2 comments:

Jason Bridges said...

Nat, please bring the actual bar in for the next meeting. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The french version is in
http://www.bipm.fr/en/si/history-si/metre_kilo.html