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Balance

Balance

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Description
This is a brass equal-arm balance with 21-inch beam, 9.5-inch pans hanging from chains, and metal pillar painted black with floral designs. The base of the index is marked, front and back, H. TROEMNER / PHILA.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
equal arm balance
date made
second half, nineteenth century
maker
Troemner
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Measurements
overall: 92 cm x 51.5 cm x 22 cm; 36 1/4 in x 20 1/4 in x 8 11/16 in
crossbar: 51.5 cm; x 20 1/4 in
chains: 54 cm; 21 1/4 in
pans: 22.5 cm; x 8 7/8 in
overall; base: 36 in x 7 1/4 in; 91.44 cm x 18.415 cm
overall; cross beam: 13 1/2 in x 20 1/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 34.29 cm x 51.1175 cm x 4.445 cm
overall; pan: 3/4 in x 8 3/4 in; 1.905 cm x 22.225 cm
ID Number
ZZ.RSN79573Z10
Credit Line
Gift of the City of Baltimore
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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