Torsion Balance


Balance with 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. 29539 / PAT. JAN. 9.85, JAN. 22. 89. MAY 19. 91.” The Torsion Balance Co., which began trading, as such, in 1908, 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

Date Made: around 1910

Maker: Torsion Balance Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New YorkUnited States: New Jersey, Jersey City

Subject: Weights & Measures


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Credit Line: Gift of Ferris State College, School of Pharmacy

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.312142.007Catalog Number: 312142.007Accession Number: 312142

Object Name: Torsion BalanceOther Terms: Manufacturing And Dispensing Equipment

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6 5/16 in x 13 1/8 in x 5 3/4 in; 16.03375 cm x 33.3375 cm x 14.605 cm


Record Id: nmah_687853

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