Balance

Description
The Army Prescription Balance was a simple and inexpensive brass instrument that fit into and stood on a wooden box. This example belonged to Chevalier Jackson, an American endoscopist. The brass label on the box reads “HENRY TROEMNER / MAKER / PHILADELPHIA, PA. / CAP. 2 OZ. NO. 9 / MADE IN THE U.S.A.”
Ref: Henry Troemner, Price-List of Fine Scales and Weights (Philadelphia, 1889), p. 20.
Joseph Price Remington, The Practice of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, 1891), pp. 50-51, fig. 6.
Henry Heil, Illustrated Catalogue and Price-list of Chemical Apparatus (St. Louis, 1903), item 2660, p. 113.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
around 1900
maker
Troemner
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
glass, ?, transparent (stiring rod material)
horn (spoons(2) material)
metal, brass (beam material)
metal, brass (colomn material)
metal, brass (hangers, pan(2) material)
metal, brass (pans(2) material)
wood (box material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 5 in; 18.415 cm x 22.225 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
MG.300428.313
catalog number
300428.313
accession number
300428
Credit Line
Chevalier Jackson Collection, from Ms. Joan Bugby
subject
Weights & Measures
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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