Torsion Balance

A tag on the base reads “THE TORSION BALANCE CO. NEW YORK STYLE 253 No. B112305 CAPACITY 4½KG. MADE IN U.S.A. APPROVED TYPE PENNA. SERIES NO. J.” Raised letters on the base read “TORSION BALANCE.” The case is oak, with hinged top.
This model had a capacity of 10 pounds, a sensitiveness of 3 grains, and a graduated beam in front, and was extensively used for routine work in colleges and industrial plants, and for weighing animals.
Ref: The Torsion Balance Co., Balances and Scales. Catalog No. 39 (New York, ca. 1941), p. 17.
date made
around 1950
Torsion Balance Company
place made
United States: New York
overall: 29.3 cm x 56 cm x 28 cm; 11 9/16 in x 22 1/16 in x 11 in
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National Museum of American History


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