Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Sealers of Weights and Measures

For a number of years it seemed like it was a requirement of the position for the various county Agricultural Commissioners/Sealers of Weights and Measures to have a wacky name. The proof of this seemed to be when E. Leon Spaugy's replacement in L.A. County was revealed to be one Cato R. Fiksdal. There are some good ones in neighboring counties, too, like Edouard P. Layaye (I dig the spelling of his first name) in San Bernardino and Jim Delperdang in Ventura. Now we have some new guy to replace Cato R. Fiksdal who's got an ordinary name, and it just isn't the same.

So I was in Las Vegas over the weekend and took a look at the seal on the gas pumps there. The Nevada Sealer doesn't stamp his name on the pumps, but he does leave us with an inspirational motto, "That Equity May Prevail."

Back in June I drove the length of Florida and found their Sealer a bit more intimidating.


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