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Mettler HK1000MC balance, housed in an air-tight enclosure, used for calibrations
Summary
The international prototype
The international prototype of the kilogram and its six official copies
Stainless-steel one-kilogram standard in its travelling case for a key comparison
Steam cleaning of a 1 kg prototype before a mass comparison
Mettler HK1000MC balance, housed in an air-tight enclosure, used for calibrations
Finding the centre of gravity of a mass standard
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Flexure-strip balance (FB-2) designed and constructed at the BIPM
The beam and servo-mechanism of the FB-2 balance
Novel torsion balance for the determination of the Newtonian constant of gravitation G
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