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Trip Scale

Trip Scale

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Description
This trip scale has 4-inch pans; a graduated beam with 120 divisions, marked GRN and in GRAN; and a sliding weight. The base is cast iron, with a tag that reads “HENRY TROEMNER / MAKER / PHILADELPHIA, PA. / CAP. 4 OZ NO. [blank].” A shelf in front is meant to hold 5 brass weights (3 of which survive). Troemner introduced this form in the late 1870s and kept in production for quite some time.
Ref: Weeks & Potter, Revised Catalogue of Foreign and Domestic Drugs (Boston, 1879), pp. 99-100.
Henry Troemner, Price List of Fine Scales and Weights (Philadelphia, 1889), p. 18.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Trip Scale
Object Type
Scales
date made
late nineteenth century
maker
Henry Troemner
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Measurements
weight 1:;
weight 2:;
weight 3:;
pan: 102 mm; x 4 in
overall: 19.8 cm x 10.2 cm x 27.4 cm; 7 13/16 in x 4 in x 10 13/16 in
dish: 93 mm; x 3 11/16 in
overall: scale: 7 3/4 in x 10 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 19.685 cm x 26.035 cm x 9.525 cm
overall: weights, in container: 2 in x 1 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
CH.337121
catalog number
337121
accession number
1979.0026
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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