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This is an analytical balance in a walnut case with glass panels and two drawers in the base. The pans are 13.75 inches diameter. The beam is 66 inches long overall; 60 inches between knife edges. The inscription at the top of the column reads: “Henry Troemner / Maker / Philadelphia.” Another inscription reads "No. 1." 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.
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Object Name
Object Type
date made
around 1905
Henry Troemner
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
base: 84 in x 25 in; 213.36 cm x 63.5 cm
beam: 170 cm; 66 15/16 in
each pan: 35 cm; x 13 3/4 in
overall: 183 cm x 58.5 cm x 213 cm; 72 1/16 in x 23 1/16 in x 83 7/8 in
overall: largest part: 7 1/4 in x 66 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in; 18.415 cm x 168.91 cm x 12.065 cm
overall: smallest part: 3/16 in x 2 3/16 in x 1/8 in;.47625 cm x 5.55625 cm x.3175 cm
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catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Transfer from Denver Mint
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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