Torsion Balance

This torsion balance has 3-inch nickel-plated pans; a mahogany box with black glass slab, and hinged wood and glass cover; and metal tag that reads “THE TORSION BALANCE CO. / STYLE 277 / NO. B 7048J / CAPACITY 4 OZ. / CLASS B MADE IN U.S.A.” The Torsion Balance Co. began trading, as such, in 1908, and described this model as a Class B scale for pharmaceutical, chemical and kindred work.
Ref: The Torsion Balance Co., Balances and Scales (New York, 1934), p. 15
Currently not on view
date made
early twentieth century
Torsion Balance Co.
place made
United States: New Jersey, Jersey City
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 18.7 cm x 33.7 cm x 12.7 cm; 7 3/8 in x 13 1/4 in x 5 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Ferris State College, School of Pharmacy
Weights & Measures
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History