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Troemner Balance #2

Troemner Balance #2

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Description
This is an analytical balance in a walnut case with glass panels and two drawers in the base. The beam is 66 inches long overall; and measures 60 inches between knife edges. The inscription reads: “Henry Troemner Maker Philadelphia.” This was probably made in 1905, when the federal Assay Office in Denver became the Denver branch of the U.S. Mint. Many parts are missing.
Ref: “Balance Equipment of the Denver Mint,” Mining and Scientific Press 90 (1905): 42.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance
Object Type
Balances
maker
Henry Troemner
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Measurements
each brace: 147 cm x 3.8 cm; 57 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in
base ends: 10.2 cm x 58.5 cm; 4 in x 23 1/16 in
column: 137 cm; 53 15/16 in
beam: 168 cm; 66 1/8 in
overall: largest part: 8 1/2 in x 69 3/4 in x 12 1/4 in; 21.59 cm x 177.165 cm x 31.115 cm
overall: smallest part: 5/16 in x 8 1/8 in x 1/2 in;.8255 cm x 20.6375 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
CH.330617
catalog number
330617
accession number
302218
Credit Line
Transfer from Denver Mint
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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