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Torsion Balance

Torsion Balance

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Description
This torsion balance sits in a wood and glass case. A metal tag on the bottom reads: “THE TORSION BALANCE CO. / NEW YORK / STYLE 266 NO. B570591 / CAPACITY 4 OZ. CLASS A MADE IN U.S.A.” The linear scale between the pans is graduated in grains and grams.
Ref: The Torsion Balance Co., Balances and Scales. Catalog No. 39 (New York, ca. 1941), p. 10.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Torsion Balance
date made
around 1940
maker
Torsion Balance Company
place made
United States: New Jersey, Jersey City
Measurements
overall: 7 3/4 in x 13 in x 6 1/4 in; 19.685 cm x 33.02 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
1985.0605.27
accession number
1985.0605
catalog number
1985.0605.27
Credit Line
Gift of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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