Torsion Balance


A brass tag on the white-glazed metal case reads “THE TORSION BALANCE CO. / STYLE 4551 NO. B951604 / CAPACITY 200 GRM MADE IN U.S.A.” The double linear scale in front, between the pans, is graduated in grains and milligrams. The firm described this style as a “Chemical and Laboratory Scale.”

Ref: The Torsion Balance Co., Catalogue 38 (New York, 1934), p. 13.

Date Made: around 1935

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 George Washington University, School of Pharmacy

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-10921.001Accession Number: 259201Catalog Number: M-10921.001

Object Name: Torsion Balance

Physical Description: metal (overall material)ceramic, porcelain (overall material)metal (pan material)Measurements: overall: 10 7/8 in x 12 1/4 in x 6 in; 27.6225 cm x 31.115 cm x 15.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_733592

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