Balance

Description
This short-beam balance in a wooden frame with glass sides was probably made by C. Staudinger, a balance maker who began in business in Giessen in 1842, or by his successor, Wilhelm Spoerhase. An Arthur H. Thomas advertisement in Chemical Abstracts (1910) stated that Staudinger balances were “in use in nearly 300 Universities, Colleges, and Technical Schools in the United States and Canada,” and in some of these institutions there were “upwards of 50 instruments in actual use.”
Ref: Arthur H. Thomas, Laboratory Apparatus (Philadelphia, 1912), pp. 18-20.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 51.2 cm x 40.2 cm x 32.3 cm; 20 3/16 in x 15 13/16 in x 12 11/16 in
ID Number
CH.323505
catalog number
323505
accession number
251559
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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