Balance

Description
This analytical balance has a 3-inch beam, 1.5-inch silver pans, ivory scale inscribed “PAUL BUNGE – HAMBURG," and wood case with glass sides. There is also "No. 25A 7301."
Paul Bunge (1839-1888) began making precision balances in 1866.The firm introduced this model in 1925, describing it as a “Micro-Chemical balance according to Prof. Fritz Pregel to carry up to 20 grammes.” The form remained available throughout the 1930s.
Ref: Paul Bunge, Price-List 25 (Hamburg), p. 29.
Hans R. Jenemann, The Chemist’s Balance (Frankfurt, 1997), pp. 49-50.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
around 1930
maker
Bunge, Paul
place made
Deutschland: Hamburg, Hamburg
Measurements
base: 14 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 5/8 in; 36.195 cm x 22.225 cm x 1.5875 cm
beam: 3 in; 7.62 cm
case: 13 3/8 in x 8 1/8 in x 9 3/8 in; 33.9725 cm x 20.6375 cm x 23.8125 cm
ID Number
CH.318262
catalog number
318262
accession number
231262
Credit Line
Gift of Cornell University
subject
Weights & Measures
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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