Balance

Balance

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This seems to be a smaller version of the Marble Counter Balance that Troemner described in 1889, noting that the column was of Italian marble and octagonal in shape, and that the form was “once more growing in favor.” The metal section of the column in this example is marked “TROEMNER” and “PHILAD.”
Ref: Henry Troemner, Price List of Fine Scales and Weights (Philadelphia, 1889), p. 16.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance, Pharmaceutical
balance
date made
ca 1850
maker
Henry Troemner
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
PH.M-00528
accession number
64117
catalog number
M-00528
Credit Line
Henry Troemner
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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