Balance

Description
This is a Robervahl balance with nickel-plated pans and ivory index, mounted in a wooden box with variegated marble slab and glass cover. A brass tag in front reads “HENRY TROEMNER / MAKER, PHILADELHIA, PA. / CAP. 1 OZ. NO. 200 C.B. / MADE IN THE U.S.A.” A brass button on the front reads “PENNA & N.Y.C. APP’D – TYPE 16” and “SERIAL W2.”
Ref: Henry Troemner, Catalogue No. 1919 (Philadelphia, 1919), p. 25.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
mid-twentieth century
maker
Troemner
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
marble (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 7/16 in x 13 3/4 in x 6 1/4 in; 18.89125 cm x 34.925 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
MG.M-10917
catalog number
M-10917
accession number
259201
Credit Line
George Washington University, School of Pharmacy
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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