Torsion Balance

Torsion Balance

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Torsion Balance
Object Type
Balances
date made
around 1950
maker
Torsion Balance Company
place made
United States: New Jersey, Clifton
Measurements
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
ID Number
CH.337122
catalog number
337122
accession number
1979.0026
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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