Balance

Balance

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Description
This type of Ball Scale was described, in 1919, as “A new and elegant solution or counter scale” that will weigh from 1/4 oz. to 16 lbs. without the use of ordinary weights. It has a 10-inch nickel pan, five slots for balls, and a smaller sliding ball that moves from left to right. A rectangular brass tag on this example reads “HENRY TROEMNER / PHILADELPHIA, PA. / CAP. 16 LBS. NO. 124 / MADE IN THE U.S.A.” A circular tag reads “PENNA & N.Y.C. APP’D TYPE 12 SERIAL W2.”
Ref: Henry Troemner, Catalogue (Philadelphia, 1919), p. 10.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
balance
date made
1931
maker
Troemner, Henry
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
overall: 9 1/4 in x 17 1/2 in x 10 in; 23.495 cm x 44.45 cm x 25.4 cm
overall: 9 1/4 in x 21 1/2 in x 10 in; 23.495 cm x 54.61 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
CH.M-03084
catalog number
M-03084
accession number
116033
Credit Line
From Henry Troemner
subject
Weights & Measures
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