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.

Date Made: mid-twentieth century

Maker: Troemner

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: Weights & Measures


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Credit Line: George Washington University, School of Pharmacy

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-10917Catalog Number: M-10917Accession Number: 259201

Object Name: Balance

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


Record Id: nmah_733574

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