Balance

Description
This form was often termed a Mohr’s balance, the reference being to Karl Friedrich Mohr (1806-1879), a German chemist responsible for several key improvements to chemical methodology. The beam of this example is 17.5 inches long, and marked “10 Kg” on one side. The pans are 11 inches diameter. The height is 27 inches. The small scale is ivory. The indicator points down.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
around 1900
nineteenth century
Measurements
each pan: 1 cm x 28.3 cm; 3/8 in x 11 1/8 in
weight:;
top piece: 16.2 cm x 4.2 cm; 6 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in
overall: 68.6 cm x 72.5 cm; 27 in x 28 9/16 in
scale: 9.5 mm x 35 mm; 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in
ID Number
CH.335524
accession number
321714
catalog number
335524
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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