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Beam Balance, 31 in

Beam Balance, 31 in

Description
This is an analytical balance in a walnut case with glass panels and two drawers in the base. The pans are 11 inches diameter. The beam (now missing) would have been 31 inches long. This was probably made by Henry Troemner in Philadelphia. And it was probably made in 1905, when the federal Assay Office in Denver became the Denver branch of the U.S. Mint.
Ref: “Balance Equipment of the Denver Mint,” Mining and Scientific Press 90 (1905): 42.
Location
Currently not on view (Weight is stored at AHB)
Object Name
Balance
Object Type
Balances
maker
Troemner
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Measurements
each pan: 28 cm; x 11 in
overall: 135 cm x 40.6 cm x 127 cm; 53 1/8 in x 16 in x 50 in
weight: 5 5/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 14.2875 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
CH.330615
catalog number
330615
accession number
302218
Credit Line
Transfer from Denver Mint
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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