Torsion Balance

Torsion Balance

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Balance with 3-inch nickel-plated pans; a mahogany box with black glass slab, and hinged wood and glass cover; and metal tag that reads “THE TORSION BALANCE CO. / STYLE 277 / NO. 29539 / PAT. JAN. 9.85, JAN. 22. 89. MAY 19. 91.” The Torsion Balance Co., which began trading, as such, in 1908, described this model as a Class B scale for pharmaceutical, chemical and kindred work.
Ref: The Torsion Balance Co., Balances and Scales (New York, 1934), p. 15
Currently not on view
Object Name
Torsion Balance
Other Terms
Manufacturing And Dispensing Equipment
date made
around 1910
Torsion Balance Company
place made
United States: New York
United States: New Jersey, Jersey City
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 6 5/16 in x 13 1/8 in x 5 3/4 in; 16.03375 cm x 33.3375 cm x 14.605 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Ferris State College, School of Pharmacy
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I have a scale with the date of Jan 22 80 which tells me they were around in 1880. It is the torsion scale co.

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