Torsion Balance

Torsion Balance

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Usage conditions apply
A metal tag reads “Style 1L5 No. 5882 CAP. 500G. THE TORSION BALANCE CO. NEW YORK MADE IN U.S.A. CLASS APPROV. TYPE SERIES.” A paper tag reads “FISHER SCIENTIFIC CO. EIMER AND AMEND.” The model 1L5 was designed for general laboratory use. The beam has double graduations, in grains and grams.
Ref: Fisher Scientific Co., Modern Laboratory Appliances (1959), p. 58.
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Object Name
Torsion Balance
Object Type
date made
around 1950
Torsion Balance Company
place made
United States: New Jersey, Clifton
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
overall: 16 cm x 29.5 cm x 14.7 cm; 6 5/16 in x 11 5/8 in x 5 13/16 in
each pan: 7.7 cm; x 3 1/16 in
overall: 6 1/4 in x 11 3/8 in x 6 in; 15.875 cm x 28.8925 cm x 15.24 cm
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National Museum of American History
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