Analytical Balance

Description:

Assay balance with a skeletal beam, a wood and glass frame, and an "Oertling London" inscription. Ludwig Oertling (1818-1893) was a German craftsman who moved to London in 1844, opened a shop in 1847, and soon became the leading balance maker in Britain. The last Oertling balance was manufactured in 1996.

This balance came from Wheaton College, a school that is now co-ed, but that was founded as a female seminary in 1834.

Maker: Oertling

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

Subject: Weights & MeasuresWomen's History

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Credit Line: Gift of Wheaton College

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.315227Catalog Number: 315227Accession Number: 218447

Object Name: analytical balanceObject Type: Balances

Measurements: case: 49.5 cm x 39 cm x 30.5 cm; 19 1/2 in x 15 3/8 in x 12 inbeam: 153 mm; 6 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-10e9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1755

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