Staffordshire County Council Weights and Measures Department weighing coal

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Date:1975 - 1979 (c.)

Description:Two trading standards employees checking the weight of coal at an unknown location using a deadweight scale and weights. Roger Constantine is the Trading Standards Officer on the left and Ian Baddeley the Assistant on the right.

The officers are check weighing the delivery of solid fuel at a house. They are probably responding to a complaint regarding short weight and officers are re-weighing coal to see if the correct weight is being delivered. The coal is being placed on the right-hand side of the scale 50kg at a time and then bagged up. If one tonne (1000kg) was delivered the officers would expect one tonne when re-weighed (twenty bags at 50kg each).

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