Sin Tax: 1937

Sin Tax: 1937

And now a beer meter. Washington, D.C., May 1. To aid Uncle Sam in collecting the tax on the millions of barrels of beer brewed in this country every year, the National Bureau of Standards has designed a master beer meter for use by the alcohol unit of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, U.S. Treasury. Government inspectors employ this master meter in checking the accuracy of the brewery beer meter to determine the volume of beer brewed. In the photograph the large tank receives the liquid after passing thru the meter where it is weighed to get the true volume. Photograph taken April 1, 1937. Photo by Harris & Ewing. Vintage photo provided by LOC. Original Medium: glass negative.