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Troemner Gem Scale, No. 5

Troemner Gem Scale, No. 5

Description
This is a Roberval balance with one round pan, one elongated pan, a rectangular iron base, and space for five weights (one is missing). A painted inscription reads “HENRY TROEMNER / MAKER / PHILADELPHIA.” “GEM NO 5” is in raised letters. This model was said to be “small, light and ornamental,” and adapted for weighing such things as lozenges and bon-bons.
Ref: Henry Troemner, Price-List of Fine Scales and Weights (Philadelphia, 1889), p. 10.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance
date made
late nineteenth century
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
ID Number
1997.0197.06
catalog number
1997.0197.06
accession number
1997.0197
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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